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Coronavirus Resources

 

Aboriginal specific information

  • Coronavirus - How to support our mob and communities video
  • Sorry Business and funerals during coronavirus
  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation  Coronavirus updates 
  • COVID-19 resources: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
  • Kimberly Aboriginal Medical Service COVID-19 updates
  • NACCHO Aboriginal Health and #CoronaVirus news alert
  • Victorian State Government Coronavirus information for Aboriginal communities
  • Donations of essential items for Aboriginal people.

Board information

  • Institute of Community Directors Australia free Epidemic/Pandemic Policy document
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19). Know your directors’ duties and how to manage them  webinar
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19). Know your directors’ duties and how to manage them handouts

Communication and advocacy information

  • COVID-19 resources for communication professionals
  • COVID-19 media guidance for Civil Justice Advocates
  • CLC NSW COVID 19 social policy response
  • Tenants' Union NSW' call to Protect our Communities: No Evictions In A Health Crisis
  • Media tips
  • National COVID-19 messaging document
  • Building a communications plan
  • Writing good objectives
  • Communications Plan worksheet - see downloadable documents at the bottom of this page.
  • Communication planning - specific to CLCs
  • Governance Institute of Australia Crisis Communication Toolkit
  • COVID-19 information in 64 different languages
  • COVID 19 - YAC Legal Info Factsheet

     

Court information 


Employee information


    Employer information

    • ACOSS has created a Working Arrangements During the COVID-19 Pandemic - employer resource kit.
    • Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland is offering free membership to employers facing complex HR situations as a result of the Coronavirus
    • Australian Council of Social Service template: Workplace guidelines for COVID-19 response for staff
    • When Domestic Violence Comes to Work (when work is at home) factsheet
    • How to approach an employee who may have poor mental health during the coronavirus lockdown
    • Not for profit people resources for NFP Employers
    • COVID-19 Ethics & Compliance Resources
    • Safe Work Australia COVID-19 Workplace Checklist
    • How to thank your Volunteers
    • Circular Resolutions Policy
    • How to help your employees with back-to-work anxiety

       

    Financial support for clients of community legal centres

    • Economic Justice Australia factsheet: COVID-19 and Centrelink
    • Australian government factsheet: Providing support to retirees
    • Australian government factsheet: Early access to superannuation
    • Australian government factsheet: Payment to support households
    • Australian government factsheet: Income support for individuals
    • Frequently asked Centrelink questions answered
    • Emergency Relief Support for Logan residents
    • Accessing donations of essential items
    • 5 steps to take before you access your superannuation early 
    • Transurban has introduced some new measures for people who use toll roads in Queensland. This includes hardship support and three-months’ toll credit for customers directly impacted by COVID-19. 
    • Queensland Government Care Army
    • Free food distributions and services in inner-city Brisbane
    • Finding emergency relief
    • National Debt Helpline
    • Information about the National Debt Helpline
    • COVID-19 Financial Support for Safe Haven Enterprise Visa and Temporary Protection Visa holders


    Financial support for not for profits

    • Financial and other assistance available to not-for-profit organisations, individuals and businesses 
    • ACNC blanket extension to Annual Information Statement submissions
    • Australian Government economic response for NFPs 
    • Grant-seeking during COVID-19
    • Grant assistance for organisations affected by COVID-19

    IT support


    Legal help

    • Community legal centres in Queensland opening hours during the coronavirus
    • Community Legal Centres who can help you with your legal problem
    • Caxton Legal Centre factsheet: COVID-19 and your everyday legal issues
    • Caxton Legal Centre factsheet: COVID-19 and the legal consequences of failing to self-quarantine
    • Caxton Legal Centre factsheet: COVID-19 and family law issues.
    • Caxton Legal Centre COVID-19 legal information video: Surviving on a reduced income
    • Caxton Legal Centre COVID-19 legal information video: General access to health services
    • Caxton Legal Centre COVID-19 legal information video: Racism
    • Legal Aid Queensland COVID-19 updates
    • Free and independent phone and internet compliant services
    • Seven guidelines for parents who are divorced/separated and sharing custody of children during the COVID19 pandemic
    • Free legal help for the community sector from Justice Connect
    • Queensland Human Rights Commission changes to its service delivery
    • QCAT arrangements for Guardianship matters
    • QCAT arrangements for urgent Minor Civil Dispute Tenancy matters
    • QCAT arrangements for all other QCAT matters
    • Consumer Action Law Centre’s work during COVID-19 health crisis
    • List of community legal centres throughout Australia
    • Australian Women Against Violence Alliance resources specific to gendered and intimate partner violence
    • Youth Advocacy Centre legal information
    • COVID-19 Phone and internet issues
    • Prisoners' Legal Service poster: COVID-19 and parole
    • Disability advocacy finder
    • Caxton Legal Centre factsheets and self-help kits
    • COVID-19 factsheet concerning police powers in Queensland 
    • Legal factsheet for young people
    • Mediating using technology
    • Fast-tracking parole applications for prisoners
    • Guide for Practitioners and Parties in Family Law Priority Property Pools under $500,000 cases
    • COVID-19 and human rights
    • Queensland Corrective Services COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for stakeholders
    • COVID- 19 Criminal law updates
    • YAC Factsheet COVID-19: Legal Information
    • Health Justice Australia position statement
    • Elder mediation support service
    • Legal support for prisioners

    Mental and physical health information

    • Commonwealth Government resources including posters for your office and social media posts 
    • Free counselling for CLC staff through LifeWorks
    • Work-related psychological health and safety - A systematic approach to meeting your duties
    • Queensland Law Society advice on dealing with isolation
    • A practical guide to Video Mental Health Consultation
    • Digital mental health resources
    • Work from home and mental health - The Remote Expert video 
    • How to prevent burnout and look after yourself in practice - The College of Law video
    • 5 ways to draw the line between work and the rest of life - The College of Law article
    • Queensland Mental Health Commission - Coronavirus and mental health resources
    • Australian government advice - Supporting the mental health of Australians through the Coronavirus pandemic
    • Queensland Mental Health Commission COVID-19 and mental health resources
    • Beyond Blue - Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
    • Telephone, digital and downloadable tools for remote alcohol and drug service delivery
    • Queensland Government health hotline
    • Wellness action plan
    • Blackdog Institute COVID-19 resources for anxiety, stress and wellbeing
    • Blackdog online self-guided program on overall mental health and wellbeing
    • Information about LifeWorks Contact Centre
    • Information about the LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program
    • Information about LifeWorks EAP Counselling service
    • Insight Remote AOD Support Toolkit

    Organisational information

    • Upcoming free webinars from Justice Connect for NFPs - Employment issues for NFPs, contract issues for community organisations & AGMS - postpone or hold remotely.
    • Queensland Law Society COVID-19 legal profession resources 
    • Business continuity planning accelerator
    • Summary of QCOSS’ activities for pandemic management
    • Impact of COVID-19 on the NSW legal profession
    • Business Continuity Planning template from knowmore 
    • Person-centred emergency preparedness planning for COVID-19
    • Gallagher’s pandemic preparedness resources including tips on remote work, simple business continuity planning and cyber risks
    • Pandemic risk management for business
    • King and Wood Mallesons implications for business guides
    • Free ethics and compliance training video - safeguarding company assets, data privacy and fraud
    • How NFPs can navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19 webinar
    • Community services industry planning tools
    • Griffith University guide supporting small businesses during COVID-19
    • QCOSS COVID-19 resources
    • Accessing Care Army volunteers
    • Suncoast Community Legal Service Client Appointment Process for remote working
    • Responding to a Pandemic: A Practical Guide for Volunteer Involving Organisations
    • Volunteering in Response to a Pandemic: A Practical Guide for Volunteers

      Tenancy support

      • Information for tenants during COVID-19 pandemic
      • The Residential Rental Hub
      • Tenancy law toolkit for domestic and family violence service providers in Queensland

      Working from home information

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