Alliance Actions and Training

Our upcoming actions, events and community organising training.

  • Sunday, April 07, 2024 at 01:00 AM through August 05, 2024
    Multiple venues in Auckland, Brisbane and Newcastle, Australia

    National Training 2024

    What is the National Training?


    The National Training program is a 6-day, residential course for people committed to understanding the craft of community organising – those who want to play a key role in leading the activities of the Alliance, acting as a bridge between our member organisations, or transforming their own organisation.

    The residential course builds a close community of leaders across participating civil society organisations that represent the diversity our communities in Sydney, Queensland and the Hunter.  The 6-Day National Training is also open to those seeding or exploring new Alliances across Australia.

    Leaders are equipped with the tools they need to be more strategic and effective and to build and strengthen their organisations in the process. The course focuses on power, organisations, relationships and leadership.

    The dates for this year are:

    • 6-Day: Hunter Valley - April 7th-12th
      (full cost Partner Organisations: $1760, Non-Partner Organisations: $2750)
      Venue: Hunter Hotel Academy, on grounds of Kurri Kurri TAFE.
    • 6-Day: Brisbane - August 4th-9th
           (full cost Partner Organisations: $1760, Non-Partner Organisations: $2750)
           Venue: Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre Ormiston, QLD 


      • Listed costs are GST inclusive and include accommodation, meals, and training costs.
      • The training is live-in residential and places may be limited.

    If you have any questions, please direct them in the first instance to Stephen at [email protected].


    Pre-requisites for the 6 Day Training

    • Attended a 2-day Foundations of Community Organising training.
    • Endorsed by a partner organisation or invited by an Alliance organiser in Queensland, Sydney or the Hunter Valley.


  • Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 05:45 PM · 1 rsvp

    Community Dinner: How We Win Change for Our Community

    You are invited to our Gladstone Region Community Dinner where we share our community agenda and plans for an organised, non-partisan community voice in the Queensland State Election. 

    We know that the cost of living is higher than ever before, its difficult to find a secure house in Gladstone and we are worried about healthcare and access to specialists.

    We want to ensure that we build strong ongoing relationships, have a say about what is happening in our Gladstone Region, and we want to use this moment to win tangible outcomes for our community on the things that matter most. Things such as:

    • A new neighbourhood hub for Calliope
    • A co-designed trial for a simpler patient travel subsidy scheme 
    • A portable accessible bathroom for community events
    • Ensuring that any housing that is built during the construction of new infrastructure is converted into appropriate long-term housing for locals.
    • $150,000 for a feasibility study for a health precinct in Gladstone.
    • A community social prescribing approach in Gladstone
    • An energy transition that doesn't leave anyone behind

    To win commitments for issues like these, local union, community and environmental organisations have been working hard to figure out what's possible.

    We invite you to come together to hear our community agenda and prepare to act together. At our Community Dinner we will be:

    • Sharing stories with each other
    • Sharing our policy platform for the Gladstone Region for the 2024 Queensland Election and our plans for action
    • Sharing how we building power with similar communities to ours across the country so communities and people are at the heart of the energy transition. 

    If we are going to build people power for this State Election we will need as many people as we can on board.

    Invite your friends! We look forward to seeing you there!


    ** We acknowledge the First Nations Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng, Taribelang Bunda Peoples where we live and work, and acknowledge their elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.**

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