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Recognised for Outstanding Achievement in The Australian Charity Awards 2020

Posted January 5, 2021

Community Legal Centres Queensland has been recognised for Outstanding Achievement (OAA) in The Australian Charity Awards 2020. The program has been established to recognise organisations for the exceptional work undertaken through their charitable activities. The Australian Charity Awards are a partner program of The Australian Business Awards.  

Community Legal Centres Queensland Director Rosslyn Monro said the award provides recognition of the organisation’s domestic violence training program for community legal centres, which reached more than 1,800 staff and volunteers.  

“We are extremely proud and very honoured to be awarded Outstanding Achievement in The Australian Charity Awards 2020,” said Rosslyn Monro. “Figures showed a rise in the number of people seeking legal help who identified they were impacted by family and domestic violence. As a result of our program, community legal centre staff and volunteers were able to recognise and triage domestic violence issues - allowing them to respond sensitively, appropriately and promptly to people affected by domestic violence.”  

“The 2020 Australian Charity Awards has recognised thirteen organisations for their contributions and achievements in the management of programs, projects and services that improve people’s lives,” said Ms Tara Johnston, Program Director. 

“Australia’s charitable sector has been hit hard by COVID-19 this year, including unprecedented fundraising and operational challenges. Despite this, many charities are showing resilience during this difficult time, by adopting an innovative working approach to ensure that they can carry on their important work - now and in the future.  

“The awards exist to highlight charities that adopt a culture of innovation as the sector seeks to transform in response to COVID-19 and continue to provide fundamental support and services to millions of Australians,” Ms Johnston added.  

About the Awards 

The Australian Charity Awards provide organisations with the opportunity to raise the awareness of their important causes by having their projects, contributions and achievements recognised through a national recognition program.  

Participation is free and open to all registered Australian charities that have successfully implemented a business, management or community initiative within Australia. Initiatives can be internal or external and include the implementation of a project, program, process, system, technology, development, joint venture or undertaking. Participants are required to demonstrate the process involved in the successful execution of a specific initiative.  

The World Business Awards Framework (WBA Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world-class performance standards. The WBA Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the award categories. All initiatives are evaluated utilising the POEM assessment module. The modules provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and knowledge building among the participating organisations. 

The Australian Charity Award for Outstanding Achievement (OAA) culminating in an overall winner for Charity of the Year (CHY) honour the dedication and achievements of charitable organisations and the measurable impact of their initiatives.  

For more information about the Australian Charity Awards program visit australiancharityawards.com.au and see Community Legal Centres Queensland entry here.