Community engaged in successful fight for solutions for Logan kids, including $2 million for six new maternity hubs in Logan.
- June 2015: At our Logan Assembly, Queensland Minister Shannon Fentiman committed to $75,000 a year for two years in funding for the Logan Community Group Alliance to organise the community to engage in the Logan Together Collective Impact project.
- May 2017: Health Minister Cameron Dick announced $2m in annual funding for six maternity hubs in Logan, an initiative of Logan Together, successfully fought for and supported by our Alliance.
- The first 3 hubs opened in November 2017.
50% concession on public transport fares for asylum seekers.
- December 2015: A delegation of Alliance leaders met with the Transport Minister to push for transport concessions for asylum seekers - presenting over 2,000 petition signatures.
- June 2016: Transport Minister Jackie Trad announced public transport concessions for asylum seekers in Queensland.
- April 2017: 50% concessional public transport fares for Asylum seekers and unemployed came into effect.
Collective Impact project working on mental health in West Moreton
- October 2015: West Moreton Health and Hospital Service, and DDWM Primary Health Network CEOs committed to work with us to find solutions to poor access to mental health services.
- February 2016: Health CEOs and 10 local community health services, commited to lead mental health collective Impact project in Ipswich.
- November 2016: Health Minister Cameron Dick announced $270,000 funding over 2 years for Mental Health Collective Impact project.
- May 2017, Collective Impact project launched.
- In August 2017: Four Mayoral candidates, including elected Mayor Antoniolli, committed to work with the Collective Impact Project.
Release of baby “Asha” and family to community, spared from being deported to Nauru
- June 2015: Alliance leaders planned possible joint action around Welcome, including collective action if child faced return to risk.
- February 2016: Alliance, together with Getup!, Refugee Action Collective and Qld Council of Unions, organised two-week, 24- hour vigil at Lady Cilentro Hospital.
- February 2016: Government annouced release of baby Asha and family into community detention, followed by all 168 asylum seekers facing return to Nauru.
Expanded parking concessions at Prince Charles Hospital; becomes model for statewide action.
- November 2016: Metro North Health and Hospital Service (HHS) committed to working with us to make hospital parking fairer at Prince Charles Hospital
- May 2017: A trial of new expanded parking concessions started at the Prince Charles hospital, providing free or discounted parking to regular hospital visitors who can’t afford the costs.
- July 2017: Health Minister Cameron Dick announced statewide hospital parking concessions package of $7.5m, inspired by our solution.
- November 2017. ALP, LNP and Greens candidates for Stafford committed at public Assembly to work with us if elected on hospital parking costs, to ensure the continuation of our successful concessions trial.
- November 2017. HHS CEO committed to continue expanded hospital concessions.
First ever Logan City Council funding for public transport, an integrated State Government/Council plan, and Australia-first demand responsive transport trials.
- June 2015: The Logan City Council and Queensland Government MPs committed to join transport working group chaired by Community Alliance leaders.
- March 2016: At our Assembly, Four Logan Mayoral candidates committed $1m+ a year in recurrent funding for public transport. Elected Mayor Luke Smith passes $4m funding in his budget.
- March 2016: Logan City Council and State Government committed to our demand to develop an integrated transport plan.
- March 2016: At Logan Assembly, Linus Power MP committed Qld Government to Demand Responsive Transport trial.
- October 2017: Demand Response Public Transport trial begins in Logan.
- In three trial sites, Logan residents can dial a taxi for the cost of a public transport fare.
Statewide commitment by Qld Premier to recognise the Alliance, work with us on our Care and Employment/Training demands.
- March 29 2017: 340 Alliance leaders discerned to focus on Care and Employment/Training.
- May- August 2017: Concrete demands for change by State Gov on two campaigns decided through a research action process. August 30 2017: Premier committed to our asks at our Founding Assembly.
- November 2017: LNP Candidates committed to our asks, and Oppn Leader Tim Nicholls commits to work with us on Employment / Training asks.
At the Founding Assembly, 30 August 2017, we launched our campaign for better EMPLOYMENT & VOCATIONAL TRAINING.
You can read our Research Action Team's Report and see the video below.
Take Action Now:
Attend our Employment Forum on 17th Sept 4 for 4.30-6.30pm. We're bringing people together to share stories, develop a common vision and commit to action.
If you have a story or a passion about quality work we need you! Whether it's about getting work, keeping a job, exploitation at work, and the need for quality training that leads to quality employment.
Sign our petition asking Minister Shannon Fentiman to restore quality and public confidence in vocational training in Qld.
Download our Issues Survey and distribute it in your organisation to gather stories and recruit people to take action.
What we've won so far:
New Labour Hire Inspectors to expose exploitative employment practices for Qld’s most vulnerable workers.
A commitment to particularly targeting these inspectors to contract cleaning, seasonal farm work and hospitality.
The establishment of a new government-led apprenticeship program under Qld Government's Building Asset Services.
Changes to implementation of Schools Solar program that ensure procurement policies will be triggered and extra apprentices are employed.
Join the campaign for an NDIS that works. Sign our Campaign Pledge here.
Our Care Campaign
At the Founding Assembly, 30 August 2017, we launched our campaign for better CARE. You can read our Research Action Team's Report and see the video below.
Take action now!
- Sign our Campaign Pledge to #FixAndFundtheNDIS
- Be part of a meeting with your local MP, along with other Alliance leaders from your area - email email@example.com if you're interested.
- Host a Better Care Table Talk in your congregation, mosque, community centre or workplace - email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
What we've won together so far:
- State funding for disability advocacy secured to June 30, 2021.
- Extended funding of Workability Project for 2018/19.
Reduction of ACAT waiting times to Australian benchmarks.
- Establishment of a workforce training and development fund to assist transition to national scheme
- Commitment to minimum staffing levels, based on research, where State delivers residential aged care.
What we're acting on next:
- A Queensland Disability Commission.
Induction and registration of all consumer directed care workers.
- Queensland Health Ombudsman to actively investigate aged care issues.
- Scenario Planning process for Aged Care bringing together consumers, workers and charities around the future of aged care.
** This page is updated on a regular basis, so check in here for more info or sign up to our campaigns for updates. **
The Queensland Community Alliance launched two state-wide campaigns at the Founding Assembly.
The Care Campaign is looking for solutions to the quality and delivery of aged care, mental health care, disability care and the transition for people to the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).
You can join the Care Campaign team and play an active role, share the campaign with your community, share your personal story or simply stay informed with what's happening.
The Employment & Training Campaign wants an end to worker exploitation, particularly for vulnerable workers, and affordable and high quality vocational training for all.
You can join the Employment & Training team and play an active role, share the campaign with your community, share your personal story or simply stay informed with what's happening.
In late 2017 we held an 'all in' Campaign Action Planning event to work on the next steps with both campaigns.
And while you're here...watch a video of what it's like to be part of a campaign and work together for the common good.