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ANZ Seeds of Renewal – Opening 2nd July 2018

ANZ Seeds of Renewal

This program opens on 2nd July 2018 when closing date will be confirmed.  Grants of up to $10,000 are made to not-for-profit community based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Consideration will be given to projects contributing to the development of education and employment opportunities that benefit communities with a population of 15,000 people or fewer in rural, regional and remote areas. More information.


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Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Incubator Support

This initiative provides grant funding of up to $500,000 to new and existing incubators to deliver support services to Australian start-ups with an international focus in order to develop the capabilities required to succeed in international markets.   Ongoing.  More information.


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Drought Asssistance

FURTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED HOUSEHOLDS

Residents affected by the ongoing drought can now access additional assistance with cash and vouchers available through the Australian Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative.

The Australian Government has engaged the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society and Rotary Australia World Community Service to deliver the initiative. Drought affected households can access up to $3,000 per household (containing up to $2,000 in cash and $1,000 in vouchers). Households should contact these organisations directly via the following details:

The Salvation Army
24-hour hotline – 1300 551 030
Website – salvos.org.au/drought

St Vincent de Paul Society
Hotline – 13 18 12
Website – www.vinnies.org.au

Rotary Australia World Community Service
Website – www.rawcs.org.au


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Event 191210: Roma Toy Library – 2nd Tuesday of Each Month

Roma Toy LibraryToy Library Dates

We will be open from 9-11am on the second Tuesday of every month at the Church of Christ, 119 Currey St, Roma. Membership is free and families can borrow 3 sets of toys per month. Come and enjoy!

The Roma Toy Library, offers families of all income levels free access to a library of high-quality educational toys on loan to children aged 0-5 years.

We accept donations of good used toys, ranging from wooden toys to outdoor gross motor toys. Categories include sand play, water play, musical play, pretend play, pretend play (eg animal figurines, doll houses, dress up clothes, pretend food), outdoor gross motor play (eg tricycles, see-saws, skipping rope), fine motor play (eg threading wooden beads, wooden blocks), play with words (eg finger puppets, themed puzzles).

General guidelines for donated toys:

  1. Favour natural materials where possible. These are often more durable than plastic and provide a more varied tactile experience for children.
  2. Toys must durable enough (i.e. of high enough quality) to withstand repeated use by multiple families over the years.
  3. Favour toys that are ‘passive’ and allow the child to play actively. This means usually avoiding electronic or battery-operated toys.

Monetary donations can also be made at https://www.gofundme.com/roma-toy-library.

If you can help with any of the above, we would be so grateful! Please contact Nat Cooksley on 0448177797 or on the Roma Toy Library Facebook page.

 


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Life Support Equipment – Registration – Power Interruptions

Life support

Members of the community relying on life support equipment are particularly vulnerable in the event of a power outage.

As the regulator of energy markets and networks under national energy market legislation and rules, the Australian Energy Regulator is responsible for ensuring energy customers are adequately protected under the Retail Law and Rules. An important consumer protection contained within these rules aims to protect consumers that require continuous power in order to operate life support equipment.

The Retail Rules require that when a premises is registered as having life support equipment, customers are required to be given:

  • general advice that there may be a planned or unplanned interruption to the supply
  • information to assist them prepare a plan of action in the case of an unplanned interruption
  • an emergency telephone number for the distributor and the retailer at no more than the cost of a local call, and
  • at least four business day’s written notice of any planned interruption.

These rules have recently been updated to strengthen protections for customers that rely on life support equipment. The change in rules effectively means that customers will be entitled to life support protections from the time they first inform either their retailer or distributor that they rely on life support equipment and improve the accuracy of life support registers.

However for these protections to be effective, customers must be correctly registered with their energy provider.

Life support registration

To be eligible for these protections, customers must register as a life support customer with their energy provider. This means providing their energy provider with confirmation from a registered medical practitioner that a person residing at the customer’s premises requires this equipment.  A customer is required to be given a medical confirmation form when they advise their retailer or distributor of a person’s life support protection. These forms need to be completed by the customer and their registered medical practitioner before they are returned to the energy provider.

From 1 February 2019, customers are temporarily registered with their energy provider. This means that if the customer has notified their energy provider of the need for life support protection but hasn’t provided confirmation from a registered medical practitioner, they may be deregistered. These customers are at risk of having their protections removed if they do not supply the necessary confirmation to their energy provider.


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Maranoa Regional Council – Emergency Management Information

Maranoa Regional Council

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST WEATHER / ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION ONLINE


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Information Submission

Below are PDF forms that you can download and fill out if you would like your information displayed on this site.

Activities and Events Form

Services and Business Form

Be sure to email them directly to romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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