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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 Late August 2015

 

 

Your Views Wanted! Targeted Earlier Intervention Reform

The Targeted Earlier Intervention Reform Sector Consultation Paper has been released and FaCS is seeking feedback to help redesign the service system.
People working with clients every day are encouraged to give their views on what is currently working well and what can be improved to steer the direction any reform should take.
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Northern NSW Integrated Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Plan

The Northern NSW Integrated Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2020 is now complete and available for download. The Plan is the result of a lot of hard work and cooperation between the Health Service and other key Agencies providing services to Aboriginal people on the North Coast.
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Little Green Light Donation Program

The Little Green Light Donation Program at Connecting Up provides cloud-based donor management CRM software to eligible not-for-profit organisations, charities, and public libraries.
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NSW Health Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Are you a person with disability or care for one? Have your say on the NSW Health Disability Inclusion Action Plan.
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The National Primary Health Care Advisory Group
Wants to Know Your Thoughts!

The National Primary Health Care Advisory Group has been set-up to look at opportunities for the reform of primary health care in improving the management of people with complex and chronic disease. 
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Final Report of Inquiry Into Out-Of-Home Care

The Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs has released the final report of its inquiry into out-of-home care. It expresses 'deep concern' about the evidence presented to them on unsafe and unstable out-of-home care placements and poor outcomes.
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Win a Backyard Makeover: Landscape for Water Quality

Homeowners in the Lismore Local Government Area have just over a fortnight left to enter the Backyard Big Scrub Makeover: Landscaping for Water Quality Design Competition.
Rous Water and Lismore City Council are giving homeowners the chance to win a backyard makeover worth thousands of dollars – all you need to do is redesign your backyard using landscaping for water quality techniques.
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NCOSS Parliamentary Inquiries Workshop

The Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) and the NSW Legislative Council are jointly running a free workshop on Parliamentary Inquiries: How to Have your Say and Maximise your Influence. It’s on Wednesday, 9 September, in Kempsey.
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Law Awareness Community Forum

Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre in partnership with Kyogle Council will be holding a Law Awareness Community Forum on September 10th 2015 — 10am-1pm at Kyogle Primary School Hall – Groom St Kyogle.
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Office of the Public Guardian Information Seminar

Red Inc will be hosting an information seminar with the Office of the Public Guardian on September 3.
People with a Disability, Family members and Carers are strongly encouraged to attend if they have any questions or if they are curious about the role of the OPG in their lives and the lives of the people they support and care for.
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Higher Education Parent and Community Information Evening

Do you or your child want to know more about university options and pathways? An Information Evening is being held in Lismore on September 2.
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Wear It Purple Day

Pop on the purple to show your support to LGBTIQ young people to be proud and reduce homophobia and bullying. Wear It Purple Day is Friday, August 28.
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NSW Falls Prevention Network Rural Forum

A NSW Falls Prevention Network Rural Forum will be held on Thursday 8th October, 9.30am to 3.00pm at Southern Cross University, Lismore (Block H, Room 101).
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ADVO Seminar

An upcoming seminar on Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) and Notice of Risk will be presented by Judge Harman and Barrister, Shanna Mahony, in Lismore on October 7.
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Free Dubais Day Workshop

The YWCA’s Ngalingah Mijung Dubais (Our Happy Women) program will be hosting a free Dubais Day Workshop on Tuesday 1st September at the YWCA in Goonellabah from 10:00am-2pm.
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National Indigenous Say No to Domestic Violence Conference

Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) is pleased to host this year's National Indigenous Say No to Domestic Violence Conference: Focus on a Brighter Future which is scheduled to be held in the Gold Coast on 7th- 9th October 2015.
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2015 National Indigenous Men’s Network Conference

Seats are now getting limited for the 2015 National Indigenous Men’s Network Conference scheduled on the 28th – 30th September at the Hilton Hotel in Darwin NT with inspiring high calibre guest speakers from all throughout Australia.
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Community Health & Wellbeing Event

Warruwi Gambling Help is hosting a community health and well-being event for the Casino area on the 22nd September, presenting Nathan Hindmarsh from the Footy Show to yarn about the footy finals, health, gambling and life.
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Support After Suicide Group in Ballina

Lifeline Northern Rivers are inviting enquiries from people who wish to participate in a support group for people of adult age who have experienced the loss of someone close to them through suicide: commencing Monday September 14th, 10am to 12.30pm at Kentwell Community Centre, 20 Bangalow Rd, Ballina.
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Bushfire Hazard Reduction Service

The AIDER program is run by the Rural Fire Service and is available to people with a disability or who are elderly. It is a one off, free service for those living in bushfire prone areas to reduce bushfire hazards.
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Training Alert: No More Fear: How To Speak with Natural Ease

This course will appeal to those who are nervous or avoid public speaking AND for those who wish to communicate with greater depth, presence and authenticity whenever they speak in public, one-to-one and one to many. It’s on in Lismore on Wednesday, 16 September.
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Cert IV Mental Health Courses

Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is running Cert IV courses: the first is the Cert IV in Mental Health and the second is the Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315), culturally customised for Aboriginal Workers.
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RAGE Training in M’bah

This one-day training is for all professionals who work with angry and violent adolescents and who would be interested in learning how to facilitate this course effectively: Monday 19 October in Murwillumbah.
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Vacancy: Receptionist

Lismore-based Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council is looking for a Receptionist. Applications close September 1.
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Vacancy: Administration Assistant, The Buttery

The Buttery Ltd based at Binna Burra NSW is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced administration assistant to join our friendly, dynamic administration team at The Buttery. The position will be part time (3 days per week) with the ability to cover annual and sick leave as required. Applications close Friday 11th September 2015.
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Other Employment Vacancies

Jobs in the social and community services sector are also advertised on the following websites:
         
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Just Do It Bundle of Courses for Young People

Ballina Region Community College has teamed up with a group of highly skilled professional trainers to deliver an all new ‘just do it bundle’.  This package is a best fit for young people aged 17 to 25 seeking to gain a first job, build confidence, or develop skills in demand by employers.
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