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New fund to help protect Queenslanders from disasters

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The Queensland Premier has announced the first round of a new $38 million fund to better protect Queensland communities from natural disasters. Local governments, state agencies and non-government organisations can now apply for a share of the $38 million Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund. Eligible applicants to the fund include local government bodies, Queensland Government departments … Read more

Everyone belongs is the message for Harmony Day 21 March

Harmony Day 21 March

Hold your own Harmony Day event and celebrate our vibrant and multicultural country — from the oldest continuous culture of our first Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world. Harmony Day is an Australian Government program and coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. … Read more

ALIA report highlights how libraries are improving services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) explores the breadth of services offered by national, state, territory, university and public libraries for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and shows how these libraries celebrate local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Examples include sharing traditional stories with children in storytime sessions; … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Ideas for Public Libraries

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Public libraries and communities can work together to develop and implement plans and activities to support the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019). Connect with Elders, community members and organisations to find out more about the traditional and contemporary languages in the community.   The following questions may serve as a guide/starting point: What … Read more

Moreton Bay libraries renew focus on community engagement

Increased membership and engagement are common library goals, and at Moreton Bay Regional Council libraries we hope that a renewed focus on community engagement will help us achieve this, as well as deliver on some of our other priorities which include increasing access to our collections and attracting new and diverse audiences. Across our ten … Read more