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QEII Staff Receive 2018 Actsmart Business Sustainability Award

A group of young staff from the Support Team at QEII were the recipients of the Motivation Excellence Award at the 2018 Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards in May.

Support Team members Amelia Holly (Producer), Claire Patterson, Sophie Patterson and Alex Smith put together a short film to motivate and educate staff and visitors on the importance of responsible waste management, to encourage conscious decisions when dealing with their waste. They are each currently also studying at University.

“Since its inception, QEII has provided opportunity for students from a variety of backgrounds to boost their income through casual work in Support Staff roles. Their youthfulness and exposure to new ways of thinking are an asset to the organisation. QEII was the proud recipients of the Motivation Excellence Award because of the video prepared by these four wonderful students,” said Mary Kirk, Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Executive Officer at QEII.

Amelia Holly is undertaking a BA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics and a BA in Accounting; Clare Patterson undertaking a BA Environmental Studies; Alex Smith undertaking BA Law and BA International Security; and Sophie Patterson undertaking BA Business Studies.

The Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards showcase the outstanding achievements of organisations participating in the Actsmart Business programs.

With the awards in their ninth year, 2018 saw a record 67 nominations for the 10 awards, ranging from Waste Minimisation to Innovation and Leadership.

Through the Actsmart Business Recycling program, over 50,000 staff are now recycling in their workplaces and diverted the equivalent of 137,000 domestic recycling bins from landfill.

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We are recruiting new members for our Critical Friends Advisory Group

We are now looking for new members to join our Critical Friends Advisory Group (CFAG). This is a volunteer group of community members who offer their time and skills to provide advice, direction, and advocacy for planning, delivery and evaluation of the care and services we provide to families at QEII Family Centre.

We are looking for individuals who are in a full time or regular caring role for young children in the zero to three years age range. This might include parents, grandparents or foster carers.

This group has been informing us for several years now and has been an invaluable source of guidance in aiding us to better understand the contemporary challenges facing those caring for young children, and providing a critical eye to our approach to service delivery and development.

The group must be able to reflect the perspectives of the community and represent the diversity of the population served by QEII. We regularly recruit new members as retiring members complete their tenure, to ensure a fresh and up-to-date perspective.

If you are interested in being a part of our CFAG, please contact Ellen O’Keeffe on Ellen.O’ for more information.

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We wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which CMS and its services at QEII are located, and their Elders past and present.