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Q Shelter Bulletin
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
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Update on Older Women's Housing Forum
Q Shelter, with Mission Australia, hosted part two of the Older Women’s Housing Forum, now known as HOW: Housing Older Women, last week. 
We saw a great turn out with a wide variety of sectors and stakeholders represented.
The forum culminated in the development of two working groups, one focussed on advocacy, and one focussed on housing supply, who will continue to drive the movement forward. 
We would welcome your engagement and contribution. 
Please contact Maggie or Hannah at Q Shelter for more information or to join these working groups.
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Make Renting Fair in Queensland Campaign Update
Q Shelter is supporting this campaign and we're calling for support from housing providers, homelessness services, and individuals across Queensland.
We believe in reform to Queensland's tenancy laws, and specifically support the Queensland State Government's proposals to remove ‘no reason’ evictions and increase protections for renters experiencing family violence.
This week we're asking our Members and stakeholders to take two actions to support this campaign:
1. Add your organisation's name to the supporter page on the Make Renting Fair website. We just need an email  to authorise us to list your organisations as a supporter. 
2. The campaign is currently focussed on ending tenancies fairly and we have a petition on our website that needs signatures. We would appreciate sharing this petition to your networks, clients, and communities.
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The Summer Foundation is launching its NDIS Housing Options project in Queensland this year!
This project aims to provide information to NDIS participants and housing providers in these states about the range of housing options that are available for NDIS participants.
This project will also help everyone better understand the housing needs of NDIS participants including the needs of people who would be eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).
Upcoming Queensland Workshops:
Housing workshops are being presented around Queensland to explain the housing options and supports possible under the NDIS, including Specialist Disability Accommodation:
You can find more information about this important project on the Summer Foundation's website.
Have your voice heard and help improve your neighbourhood!
The Planning Institute of Australia Queensland Women in Planning is researching neighbourhood values to help shape more equitable cities and regions across Queensland. 
This survey seeks to understand how to make Queensland’s cities and towns even better places to live, work and play!
Complete the Survey here
Updates from The Deck
Jobs: Moreton Bay Regional Council
Community Development Officer – Community Safety
This role will lead the implementation of Council’s response to people experiencing homelessness, including the facilitation of referrals to State Government departments and local support services. 
Read more here 
Events: AHURI National Homelessness Conference
AHURI and Homelessness Australia are pleased to announce that the 2020 National Homelessness Conference will be held in Canberra, 10 to 12 August at the National Convention Centre Canberra.
As the meeting place for the Federal Government, the 2020 Conference will present a unique opportunity to engage with our national leaders across all political parties on the state of homelessness in Australia.
Read more here 
Research: Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2019
Each year we encourage young people aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that concern them through Australia’s largest annual youth survey.
Over 25,000 young people participated in 2019. This year, young people reported concerns relating to mental health, the environment, bullying and voice.
Read more here 
News: Homelessness and isolation: How connecting with others allows healing for those sleeping rough
On the fringes and often unheard, those who have experienced homelessness are rarely given a voice.
When more than 100 people, who once lived on the street, came together in an Ipswich park over the weekend to connect with medical services, receive sanitary products, clothes and even hair cuts — they shared their stories of survival.
Read more here 
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Latest Q Shelter Events
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WEDNESDAY 11TH MARCH
Housing, Homelessness and the NDIS: accessing the scheme
Following on from our 2019 series “Housing, Homelessness and the NDIS”we are inviting subject matter experts and people with lived experience to add their perspective on issues discussed.
This is an opportunity to hear about some exciting new initiatives to support people trying to access the NDIS!
Our panellists include:
  • Paige Armstrong Queenslanders with Disability Network
  • Todd Milhan, Carers Queensland – Local Area Coordinator, Brisbane North
  • Representative from the National Disability Insurance Agency
  • Representative from the Access and Referral Team, Queensland Department of Communities
Facilitated by Jon Eastgate, 99 Consulting
REGISTER
 
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WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH
Bid Management and Tendering for Housing and Homelessness
Q Shelter has an exciting opportunity to offer training in bid management and tendering, in partnership with Bid Management International.
The training has been developed specifically for the housing and homelessness sector. 
REGISTER
 
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THURSDAY 26TH MARCH
New Accounting Standards Webinar: What is in store for financial reporting in 2020?
Discuss the latest accounting and financial reporting developments for not-for-profit entities. The focus will be on the new AASB 16 Leases, the new AASB 1058 Income of NFP Entities, AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, peppercorn leases, and problematic accounting for research grants.
REGISTER
 
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