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Adoption Connections Meeting in Parramatta: 5 March 2019

12 Feb 2019

The Benevolent Society’s Post Adoption Resource Centre (PARC) will host an Adoption Connections meeting in Parramatta NSW on Tuesday 5 March from 6.00pm - 8.30pm to provide information and support for local people affected by adoption.

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Cooking for One or Two - Popular program continues to help Australians

4 Feb 2019

Run by The Benevolent Society and funded by the NSW Government, Cooking for One or Two is a popular program that provides older Australians living alone or in a two-person household with the opportunity to learn cooking, shopping and dietary tips and tricks from experts.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library launches in Beaudesert

22 Jan 2019

The result of generous funding granted to United Way Australia (UWA) by The Courier Mail Children’s Fund, The Benevolent Society’s Early Years Centre is now working in close partnership with the Queensland office of UWA to facilitate the Imagination Library in Beaudesert.

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Access to support for day to day living affecting the wellbeing of older Australians

15 Jan 2019

Findings from the Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians (IWOA), commissioned by The Benevolent Society and developed by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra.

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Cyberbullying a growing public health and safety issue for Australian families

3 Dec 2018

Young people bullied online are turning to their parents to help them cope, with some so seriously impacted they are seeking medical and mental health support, with flow on costs to Australian families and the health system.

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Tim Beresford announced as new Chair for The Benevolent Society

3 Dec 2018

Australia’s first charity, The Benevolent Society, today welcomed its new Chair Tim Beresford. Tim is currently the Deputy CEO of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and was the former Deputy Chair of The Benevolent Society.

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The Benevolent Society and NSW government continue partnership to keep families together safely

27 Nov 2018

New South Wales Department of Family and Community Service announced continuing support to the Social Benefit Bond program Resilient Families.

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The Benevolent Society asks NSW Government to stop proposed adoption forms

9 Nov 2018

The Benevolent Society calls on the NSW Government to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past by stopping the proposed reforms to make it quicker and easier to adopt children from out-of-home-care.

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Apology for Forced Adoption Practices in Brisbane

7 Nov 2018

Event marking anniversary of the Queensland Government's apology for forced adoption policies and practices.

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Alliance20; new alliance of disability service providers to improve the NDIS

23 Oct 2018

A group representing Australia’s largest disability service providers has formed a new alliance to advocate for solutions to problems in the NDIS and improve services and lives for NDIS participants and their families.

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