Australia Day

Finalists have been named for the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day awards – including three Springfielders – with winners announced tomorrow.

Five young Springfielders receive Australia Day recognition

Daniel Bouwmeester January 16, 2024 4 min read

Twenty-one finalists have been named for the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day awards – including five Springfield residents – with winners announced tomorrow. · UPDATED JANUARY 27, 2024 Filipino-Australian siblings Jozef and Maynah Borja-Erece both received recognition for their contributions to organising the annual Grand Autumn Festival, which took place in May last year at Robelle…

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Not-for-profit community groups are invited to apply for funding to host Australia Day 2024 events, under the National Australia Day Council (NADC) grants program.

Grants offered for Australia Day community events

Daniel Bouwmeester October 20, 2023 2 min read

Not-for-profit community groups are welcome to apply for funding to host Australia Day 2024 events, under the National Australia Day Council (NADC) grants program. Since NADC’s launch in 2021, its Australia Day Community Events grants have helped deliver more than 1,000 community events, from Welcomes to Country to citizenship ceremonies, morning teas, and multicultural festivals….

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Accounting for uncountable generosity

Daniel Bouwmeester September 9, 2022 3 min read

A long-serving accountant and former refugee is helping fellow Springfield residents complete their tax returns, free of charge. 85-year-old Joe Buhagiar is now decades into retirement, and he shows no signs of slowing down. \”I like to help people,” Joe said. “This year, I decided I wanted to go back to volunteering.” The accredited helper…

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