New service invites volunteers to register 27 January 2016 – For immediate release

As fires continue to burn across the state, Volunteering Tasmania (VT) has launched a new volunteer management service for local communities.

Emergency Volunteering CREW (Community Response to Extreme Weather) recognises the community goodwill that follows a disaster, and provides a coordinated system to match volunteers’ skills, availability and location with the needs of organisations supporting recovery efforts.

“Volunteers are vital during and in the aftermath of emergencies” said VT CEO Adrienne Picone.

“During disasters, only trained volunteers and emergency service workers will be able to assist in the disaster zone.  However, when it’s safe, the situation is assessed and additional volunteers may be required to support recovery efforts.”

For more information, please read the full Media Release here.

To register, please visit  http://emergencyvolunteering.force.com/Register

New service invites volunteers to register 27 January 2016 – For immediate release 2016-01-27T00:24:02+00:00

Government responds to Senate Inquiry into botched DSS funding process

The Federal Government has responded Senate Inquiry findings that their 2014/15 Department of Social Services (DSS) tendering process was destructive, and resulted in a reduction of funding to the sector by $270 million, and a significant loss of services to the Australian Community.

The response was presented in the Senate out-of-session on 18 January, and will be tabled when Parliament resumes in February 2016.

The Federal Government ‘agreed’ to four of the recommendations; ‘did not agree’ with one recommendation; and noted the remaining nine recommendations.

Read more, including what our CEO Adrienne Picone had to say about the results of the Inquiry, in the full Media Release here.

Government responds to Senate Inquiry into botched DSS funding process 2017-09-25T11:01:01+00:00