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Applications are now open for two strands of grants-based funding to support the local Springfield veteran community.

Grants available for veteran community

Daniel Bouwmeester January 12, 2024 3 min read

Applications are now open for local community groups and ex-service organisations to apply for two types of funding to support the veteran community. The Veteran Wellbeing Grants program invites ex-service organisations to apply for grants up to $150,000 to develop community-based projects that support the wellbeing of veterans and families. This program seeks to fund initiatives…

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Much-needed maternal care gifts and funds were donated at the annual Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) Impact Day on December 13.

Ipswich hospital donations for new mums

Daniel Bouwmeester December 21, 2023 2 min read

Locals and dignitaries donated funds as well as much-needed maternal care gifts at the annual Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) Impact Day. The event took place at Ipswich Hospital the morning of Wednesday, December 13. The primary purpose of Impact Day is to raise funds so that regional-based mums and others can receive vital care closer…

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More fee-free TAFE places for students

Daniel Bouwmeester December 19, 2023 4 min read

A further 43,400 tuition-free TAFE places will be available for Queenslanders in 2024 following a federal government announcement last week. The new Fee-Free TAFE places are backed by almost $85 million in federal funding, as the Australian and Queensland governments team-up to tackle skills shortages in the state. The additional places from 2024 are set…

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The Federal Government has announced funding for improved security measures at the Vedanta Centre in Springfield Lakes.

Vedanta Centre secures federal funding

Daniel Bouwmeester November 29, 2023 2 min read

The Federal Government has announced funding for improved security measures at the Vedanta Centre in Springfield Lakes. The $50 million Securing Faith Based Places government program aims to protect Australians from crime and violence motivated by religious or racial intolerance at places of worship, faith-based community centres, and religious schools and preschools. Blair MP Shayne…

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Local veterans, residents, students, and other dignitaries commemorated Remembrance Day on Saturday, November 11, in Greater Springfield.

Reflecting on Remembrance Day

Daniel Bouwmeester November 28, 2023 3 min read

Local veterans, residents, students, and other dignitaries commemorated Remembrance Day on Saturday, November 11. Remembrance Day is a powerful reminder of the service of Australian defence personnel and their acts of sacrifice across more than a century of wars, conflicts, and operations. The poppy is a powerful symbol of remembrance, worn to commemorate this day….

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