From the Chair: Alison McClintock
Once again another year at QWWS has flown by very quickly. QWWS has continued to deliver a high quality information advocacy and advisory service to women in Queensland and demand for services has been as constant as ever. The Young Workers Advisory Service has also had a productive year with increased traffic on the YWAS website, the continuation of the telephone advisory service and high demand for community education services to young people in Queensland high schools.
During October 2009 QWWS was again invited to participate in an external Federal Government review of the Working Women’s Centres and similar community based services which examined the need for, and provision of, community-based employment services (CBEAS) in the context of the establishment of Fair Work Australia and the Fair Work Ombudsman. The report was provided to the Fair Work Ombudsman by September 30, 2009 and the centres were advised that it would be used to inform the decision about ongoing federal funding to the centres beyond June 2010.