View this email in your browser

Welcome to NRSDC's fortnightly newsletter. The newsletter is being renovated and our look will change over the coming months. In the meantime, we hope you find this interim newsletter easy to read and simple to use.

     NRSDC e-News December 2015



Community Proposes New Plan to Tackle High Unemployment and Boost Economy

A new plan to address the worryingly high unemployment rates in key regions in NSW such as the Richmond-Tweed area has been launched that could reap billions of dollars for the economy.

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) outlined the three-part plan, which would see community, business and government sectors work together to create opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged jobseekers, at a launch in Lismore.

Dirty Laundry Airs in Lismore

The Dirty Laundry Day Exhibition in the Lismore CBD saw T-Shirts hanging in CDB shop windows, November 23 – 28, to raise awareness about family violence.
The T-Shirts were created during workshops held as a cathartic process for women who have experienced domestic and family violence, where they could use their creative side to express their feelings and voice their stories about their experiences with violence.

Return to menu


ACLW’s Diversity in Leadership Survey

The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women invites you to participate in a research study survey to explore the extent to which leadership is inclusive of diversity in Australia particularly in relation to the following minority groups:
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women      
  • Women with a Disability                                                                                              
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women                                         
  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Intersex, Queer (LBGTIQ) women                 
  • Older women                                                                   
  • Rural, remote and regional women

NCOSS Says: Act to End Violence Against Women

NCOSS and others marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women recently and a lot was happening, including the release of disturbing research.

NCOSS Advocacy Kit: Everything you need to make change happen

Join with NCOSS to progress the 1 in 7 campaign and the Pre-Budget Submission. You will be joining with hundreds of NCOSS members across the State who will be meeting with their local member of parliament, talking to their local media, and participating in community campaign action.

2016 Indigenous Marathon Project: Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2016 Indigenous Marathon Project Squad are now open!!

NDIS Application Info

Do you know or care for someone who is eligible for National Disability Insurance Scheme supports, but are unsure about the application and planning process? Carers Australia is providing a service to put people in touch with carers who have been there and done it.

Return to menu


Majestic Africa Fundraiser

A Majestic Africa fundraiser will be held in Lismore on December 12.

Families Against Violence Event

Take a stand against violence towards women & children in our community by attending the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command “Families against Violence” Event, on Friday 18th December at Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

Return to menu


Foodbank in G'bah

Crossroads Church, at 4 Pignat Place Goonellabah, is commencing a Foodbank on Thursday Dec 3 and every successive Thursday between the hours of 10.00am and 1.00pm.

New Hoist Provides Pool Access for All

People with a disability will now have easier access to their local pool thanks to a partnership between Lismore City Council, its Access Committee and a local business.

Musical Therapy Workshops

Musical Therapy Workshops are being held in Brisbane in January 2016 for children on the autism spectrum.

Return to menu


Social Housing Community Improvement Fund

The NSW Government has recently announced a Social Housing Community Improvement Fund. The fund will provide $20 million in funding over the next three years to improve the livability and amenity of social housing communities. Applications close 18th December.

Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund

A new funding program for the arts has just been announced. The program has a stated priority of supporting projects that encourage access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities. Catalyst also gives priority to small to medium sized organisation.

Return to menu


Training Alert: Restorative Care and Wellbeing

A Restorative Care and Wellbeing half-day course will be held at YWCA, Goonellabah on Tuesday 15th December 2015.

Return to menu


Vacancy: Reception and Administration Officer

An exciting opportunity exists for an Administration and Reception Officer with exceptional customer service and administrative skills, who has a passion for working with the community.

Vacancy: NRSDC Board Member

Expression of interest for NRSDC Board Member (voluntary).
Your chance to make a difference!
One of Australia’s premier social benefit organisations is seeking skilled, enthusiastic Board Members to drive social change and bring about a better society.

NCPHN Positions Vacant: Senior Project Coordinator - Integrated Aboriginal Chronic Care

The closing date for this position has been extended to 8am next Monday 7 December: Senior Project Coordinator - Integrated Aboriginal Chronic Care - full time (38 hpw) for a maximum of 16 weeks.  Base work location is Lismore. 

Other Employment Vacancies

Jobs in the social and community services sector are also advertised on the following websites:
Return to menu


Outward Bound for Youth 2016 Programs

Jump start your future. Add an Outward Bound certificate to your resume and learn things about yourself you could never learn in the classroom. There’s more in you than you know!

Return to menu
Copyright © *|2015|* *|NRSDC|*, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
"Killclare House" 16 Keen Street Lismore, NSW 2480

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

NRSDC Newsletter Disclaimer
The materials and information included in NRSDC’s electronic newsletter are provided as a service to newsletter subscribers and do not necessarily reflect endorsement by the Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC). 

NRSDC is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided from outside sources. In addition, linked sites are not part of the NRSDC newsletter and the site owners - not the newsletter publisher - own the intellectual property rights to the material on the linked sites.

NRSDC does not accept any liability to any person or organisation for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) which is provided on this website or within the NRSDC newsletter. The information on the newsletters and the website is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.

We encourage subscribers to pass the information along to colleagues and other interested parties. Please credit this e-newsletter as the source.