Assistance measures activated following storms and flooding

Joint State and Federal Government-funded assistance measures have been activated for the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Gympie and Moreton Bay council areas following recent storms and flooding.

Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts said the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements would help the four councils cover the cost of their counter disaster operations.

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Building Boost Grant

The $10,000 Queensland Government Building Boost Grant has been extended until 30 April 2012. It is available to buy or build a new home in Queensland.
Whether you are buying a new home, buying or building your first home ($17,000 available in this instance) or buying a new investment property you may be eligible […]

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Introduction of Personal Property Securities Register

On 30 January 2012, a national scheme governing security interests over most types of personal property commenced. The new national Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) consolidates security registers previously operated by the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments into a single register.

Broadly, a personal property security interest occurs when a person or company takes an […]

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Watchdog reprieve welcomed

Systems to protect vulnerable Queenslanders will continue to receive independent monitoring from the Office of the Public Advocate after a government decision not to amalgamate the watchdog agency with one of the agencies it monitors.

Queensland Law Society, Carers Queensland, Queensland Parents for People with a Disability and the Queensland Council of Social Services […]

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Criminal Treatment of mental health issues

In the run up to the recent State Election the Queensland Law Society called for the major political parties to commit to better treatment of people in the criminal justice system who suffer from mental health issues.

In a State election issues paper, the Society highlighted the need for programs to identify mental health […]

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Advance Health Directives

If you become seriously ill or unconscious or are no longer able to make decisions, you may be unable to communicate your healthcare decisions.
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An advance health directive allows you to plan what medical treatment or health care you would like in the event that you cannot make decisions for yourself. You can even […]

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