QSTARS Commmunity Education Worker

Full Time – Brisbane

Closing Date:  9am Monday, 3 July

The Role

The TQ QSTARS Community Education Worker (full time) is a critical role in working with the State wide QSTARS Community Education Network to understand and prioritise community education needs and ensure that the needs of a broad range of population and tenure groups are considered in prioritising community education development. You will develop community education and QSTARS promotional material to meet identified needs and ensure that standard community education products and messages include an innovative range of formats and that the program is appropriately branded, promoted, implemented and utilised effectively in a consistent manner across the state. You will work with the Regional Services Coordinators to provide community education program input into the development and delivery of the Regional Service Plan within the region.
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On Monday the Premier, the Hon Anastasia Palaszczuk announced the government’s 10 year Housing Strategy providing an investment of $1.8B over that time.

The Strategy’s three year Action Plan states that ‘people living in the private rental market will have better consumer protection and housing stability through legislative and policy reforms’. This mean a legislative review of Queensland tenancy laws will take place soon. It is likely to focus on security of tenure and standards in rental properties. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. Rest assured, we’ll be enthusiastically supporting the Strategy’s aim of developing a more contemporary legislative framework!

Changes to the Manufactured Homes legislation and Retirement Villages, work commenced some years ago are likely to be finalised in the near future. [click to continue…]

Check out the rental vulnerability where you live!  

Today Housing Minister Mick de Brenni helped Tenants Queensland launch the first ever Rental Vulnerability Index (RVI), a tool which allows you to see how many vulnerable renters there are in any postcode area in Queensland.

The RVI is more than just a measure of affordability; it is a look into who lives in the local rental housing and what sort of other vulnerabilities they might experience. It combines 13 data sources, each of which individually expose a potential to experience a housing problem, into one measure of overall rental vulnerability.

Using the interactive map, you can identify not just the RVI for each Queensland postcode area, you can also see the statistics on each of those 13 indicators.

This RVI has been developed as primarily as a service planning tool for tenant advisory services – to ensure that need for services align with demand and if not to reach out to the most vulnerable tenants. However, it will have applicability for a much broader range of service providers, policy maker and planners.

Check out your postcode!