WACOSS eNews- 12th July 2012
General WACOSS News
UPDATE: Exposure Draft Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bills
The Federal Government has announced the referral of the draft Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Bill and associated Explanatory Materials to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics for an inquiry over the Winter Parliamentary break. Click here to read more.
Sue Ash & Chris Hall Recognised in Institute of Public Administration Australia Awards
The Western Australia Institute of Public Administration inaugural Achievement Awards celebrated the best of WA's public service today at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Perth.
Congratulations to former WACOSS CEO Sue Ash and Former WACOSS President Chris Hall who were recognised for their hard work in the sector as joint winners of the Leader of the Year Not-for-Profit Sector category.
Click here to read more.
MEDIA RELEASE: WACOSS Comments on Carbon pricing impacts, 2nd July
The Council is reasonably confident that the introduction of carbon pricing this week will have minimal immediate impact on most Western Australian households, after taking into account the complementary assistance package, but cost of living pressures in the community remain high.
The vast majority of disadvantaged and vulnerable Western Australians and families living on low and insecure incomes should be adequately compensated for by the assistance package.
Click here to read more.
Want to know how the carbon price will affect you?
As the carbon pricehas now been implemented, many low and middle income families will be better off with the increase in the tax free threshold changing from $6000 to $18,200. This means that you will not be paying any tax on the first $18,200 you earn in the 2012-13 financial year. To see what the tax changes mean for you visit www.yourcarbonprice.com.au. This website was produce by The Climate Institutes in conjunction with Choice and ACOSS.
The Modern Award and the FWA Equal Pay Decision Information Forums
NDS, WACOSS and Jobs Australia are co-hosting a series of forums to provide up-to-date information on changes to the industrial landscape occurring during 2012.
For more information on forums click here.
Non-Government Sector Involvement in Child And Parent Centres On Public School Sites in Low Socio-Economic Communities
Ten Child and Parent Centres are to be established on public school sites in low socio-economic communities. Each Centre will have its own Coordinator, to be provided through the Not-for-profit sector, which will also work with the school to manage the delivery of programs and services at and through the Centres.
Funding Reform Resources Online and Free One-on-One Consultations on Pricing, Costing and Outcomes
The Sector Funding Reform Program is currently focussing on publishing a range of online materials and useful tools on the sector funding reform.
Community Leadership Program – Applications now open!
The 11th WACOSS Community Leadership Program is now taking applications. If you are a manager in the sector and don't have a formal management qualification, this could be the course for you! For all the details and application package, click here.
New Funding Reform Workshop: Outcomes Based Evaluation - Tuesday 24th July
An outcomes- based evaluation framework takes into account measurement of outcomes as a key indicator of program performance. In this workshop, you will learn key steps and processes around undertaking outcomes-based evaluation.
To register, click here.
Introduction to Being on a Board or Committee – Tuesday 24th July
This workshop provides an introduction to the legal obligations and core activities of boards, as well as a great networking opportunity.
Foundations in Facilitation – Wednesday 25th July
Tips for people wanting to get a group working and learning together, solving problems, creating visions, making decisions & resolving differences.
Managing Clients' Aggressive Behaviour – Monday 30th July
Do you freeze up and lose confidence when confronted with an aggressive client?
Presentation Skills for the Mortally Terrified – Tuesday 31st July
Learn how to confidently communicate your ideas and information clearly and persuasively in front of a group.
Check to see what concessions you may be missing out on
The Department of Communities has just updated their concessions listings for the year. This site has all of the Western Australian State Government concessions listed and is a good resource for household's, community service worker's and individual's to see what concessions are available. Many people are unaware of all of the concessions they are eligible for, so to see what state government concessions are out there visit www.concessions.wa.gov.au/
New brochure explains carers' rights
A new brochure available through the Department for Communities provides a handy guide for carers on their rights under the Carers Recognition Act 2004. Click here to read more.
Office Available for Lease
Southcare currently have a 60m2 (approx) room, fitted out with 7 work stations available for lease to a compatible organisation at their premises at 54 Bickley Crescent Manning. Please contact ken park on (08) 9450 6233 or email@example.com for further information or to register your interest.
Players Wanted - 2012 WAAFl Integrated Football Season
The WA Amateur Football League is looking for players for the 2012 WAAFL Integrated Football season.
Click here for more information.
Fiona Wood Foundation Launch
In May 2012 the McComb Foundation transitioned to the Fiona Wood Foundation, heralding an exciting new era for this not-for-profit organisation.
The team at the Foundation have been responsible for great discoveries (such as the spray on skin) which are now used around the world. It is time to propel the Foundation forward, just as the research we undertake is taking the treatment of burns and scars into the future.
Click here to visit the Fiona Wood Foundation website.
Printer Available for Donation
Welfare Rights and Advocacy Service has a photocopier to donate to any organisation who could use it. It's a Panasonic DP 2310. Black and white. Network capabilities – can be used as a printer. Works well. Anyone interested can contact Kate on 9328 1751 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Launch of the Healthy You, Healthy Baby Website and Mobile App
The Healthy You, Healthy Baby (HYHB) website and phone App is aimed at providing practical advice on healthy lifestyle for mothers and families during pregnancy and the first 18 months. By utilising the App, families are provided with feedback and the latest information and links to resources to promote good health through lifestyle choices.
Consultations on the Parenting Toolkit and Evaluation Framework
The Engaging Families in the ECD Story is a Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth affairs (MCEECDYA) project led by the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD). The project supports the reform priority under the National Early Childhood Development Strategy to engage parents and the community in understanding the importance of early childhood.
Click here to read more.
Expressions of interest for Western Australian Fellowship Program 2012 Round
The Department of Commerce is inviting Expression of Interest applications for the next round of the Western Australian Fellowship Program under the Western Australian Innovation Development Schemes. Applications opened on Monday 11th June 2012. Click here for more information.
20% Discount on Accommodation & Venues at Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra
20% Discount for ALL WACOSS members when you book a Venue and/or Accommodation at Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra during the months of July and August 2012.
Click here for more information.
Peter Bullimore – Working Through Paranoia and Understanding the Consequences of Childhood Trauma
PERTH: Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th July 2012. –189 Royal Street, East Perth.
Sharing Findings on Costing and Pricing
National Disability Services WA (NDS WA), in collaboration with Prof. David Gilchrist from Curtin University's School of Accounting, is hosting two costing and pricing tool demonstrations on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July. The demonstrations are in response to the many queries from government agencies and other peak bodies arising beyond the Disability sector. Click here to read more.
Human trafficking in Australia Workshop - Wednesday 25th July
This two and half hour introductory level workshop is presented by Australian Red Cross' Support for Trafficked People Program, which works to uphold the health, dignity and wellbeing of people who have been trafficked to Australia by assisting with accommodation, counselling, legal and migration advice, and skills training, including English-language classes and vocational guidance.
Click here for more information. RSVP by Monday 16th July.
Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution
Anglicare WA Training Services would like to announce that we still have a few places left in our accredited course.
This qualification will equip graduates to provide a range of services including family dispute resolution, information,
This course is being offered as face-to-face delivery as of July this year. Click here to download the course flyer and registration form.
Fairground Youth Sector Conference 2012 - Thursday 19th - Friday 20th July