18 Sep 2012
- Written by VolunteeringQld
We are very happy to announce that Volunteering Qld and Emergency Volunteering yesterday took home three awards at the 2012 Qld Resilient Australia Awards:
Category - Youth
Youth Communication and Resilience Project - Highly Commended
Category - Volunteer/Community Groups
Disaster Resilience Leadership Project - Encouragement
Emergency Volunteering Portal - Winner
The Resilient Australia Awards are an Australian Government Initiative sponsored by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department in conjunction with States and Territories.
They recognise innovative practices and achievements across the nation that are making our communities safer, stronger, more resilient and better prepared to manage any emergency situation. The awards cover all aspects of building disaster resilience.
The awards are judged on two levels.
State winners are decided and recognised first, and in turn become finalists for the national awards. There are seven categories:
1. State and Territory, including government-owned business enterprises
2. Local Government, single and collective subcategories
3. Volunteer organisations and community groups (where membership is substantially voluntary)
4. Private sector organisations
5. Education and training bodies, including vocational training and research
6. Projects developed and/or managed by youth (under 18)
7. Federal agencies, including government-owned business enterprises; projects which are cross jurisdictional; or projects that are of national significance.