Guest blog: Day of the Girl

Today is the #DayofTheGirl. Read a wonderful blog by Sarah Cowley – her thoughts on today and her experience being part of Soroptimist International. *Originally written for SI Moreton North Inc. Special thanks to Sarah and Chris Knight of Soroptimist International South West Pacific for sharing this blog with us. “The theme for this year’s [...]

Bursary Fund-raising Morning Tea and Fashion Parade

NCWQ held its annual bursary fund-raising morning tea and fashion parade last Thursday, 10 October. Leah Lever, previous recipient of the Elements Living bursary in 2018, charmed us with her beautiful singing. Ella Madigan, a recipient of last year’s Ipswich City Council bursary for a secondary student, spoke about her activity with NCWQ and the [...]

Announcing the 20 Queensland Voices Female Leaders

This was first published here. Two young NCWQ members have been announced as part of the 20 winners! They are Taylor and Madison Birtchnell. WITH SUPPORT FROM THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT’S OFFICE FOR WOMEN, FEMECONOMY IS SHOWCASING QUEENSLAND WOMEN WHO ARE STRIVING TO CREATE GENDER EQUALITY. Queensland is built by amazing Queenslanders. Every day women in [...]

NCWQ Arts and Letters Report November 2019

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser   A Reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…the person who never reads lives only one. George R.R. Martin Leslie HURTIG, Artistic Director for the 2019 Vancouver Writers’ Festival notes change and pleasure whilst perusing books being published by small and large presses across Canada, [...]

Arts and Letters Report October 2019

Friendship, Laughter, Hope, Humour, Memory, and Listening all help us to create a LANGUAGE RICH ENVIRONMENT in which CHILDREN are less vulnerable – in which we have immunised them against poor language and literacy. Friendship! Laughter! Hope! Humour! Memory! Listening! These essential ingredients furnish effective, wonderful COMMUNICATION.  “Books are a joyful thing,” communicates Cressida Cowl, [...]

NCWQ Arts and Letters Report August 2019

By Jennifer Ann Davies, Arts and Letters Adviser There seems to be, wherever one looks, strong interest in the stories and images of the past. Most, represent the ideas of the times, as well as showcasing particular techniques, new developments, possibilities – change! Ideas come to us as the successors of griefs, and griefs, at [...]

NCWQ International Relations and Peace Report May 2019

By Georgina Pickers, NCWQ International Relations and Peace Adviser The horrific events at the mosques in Christchurch, followed by the attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka then shootings at a Synagogue in the United States serves as a tragic reminder that those with “black hearts” of religious intolerance still live amongst us.  These despicable cowardly [...]

NCWQ Environmental Report May 2019

By Pat Pepper, NCWQ Environmental Adviser   Update on the impact of Carmichael Coal Mine in the Galilee Basin: In previous reports and submissions to Government, concerns have been raised about the impact of mega mines in the Galilee Basin, in particular the Carmichael mine. Theseincluded Contribution to greenhouse gases including that from the coal [...]

NCWQ Child Youth and Family Report May 2019

The months are passing by quickly, Easter has come and gone, and the middle of the year is close. In the words of Dr Seuss “how did it get so late so soon?” This report sets out some upcoming family events, outcomes of the 2019 Federal Budget, brief discussion on recommendations handed down on 10 [...]

NCWQ Arts and Letters Report, April 2019

The sound of laughter is life-affirming! Jennifer Ann Davies, NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser, shares why.

NCWQ Child, Youth and Family Report February 2019

The social issues and challenges facing our children, young people, and families are complex.

NCWQ Consumer Affairs Report February 2019

NCWQ Consumer Affairs Adviser, Val Cocksedge, shares some insights and tips.

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