The New SouthWales Teachers Federation is the registered trade union which covers NSW public school teachers. The New South Wales Teachers Federation represents all teachers in New South Wales public pre-schools, infants, primary and secondary schools and TAFE Institutes. Teachers in Schools for Specific Purposes and Corrective Services are also members. Our membership numbers include 39,000 permanent full-time teachers, about 4000 temporary teachers, 6000 casual and unemployed members and 6,000 TAFE teachers. The total membership stands at about 67,000 in 2007. The New South Wales Teachers Federation consults with members at school level where Federation Representatives are the people who have the right to speak for teachers on behalf of their union. School teachers are then grouped on a geographical basis to form local Associations. Each Association has an Executive to speak on behalf of teachers in the area. Teachers then elect representatives to their State Council which meets eight times per year. A state Executive body is elected by the Council to perform its business between Councils and the peak policy making body, Annual Conference.
We provide responsive and flexible support services to people experiencing mental illness, disability or accommodation difficulties. Our aim is to improve an individual’s quality of life by encouraging active participation, social inclusion and promoting independence.
OTCP provides access to the opportunities and benefits which many of us take for granted – stable accommodation, access to medical and health care, education and employment, social and recreational activities and, most importantly, a sense of hope and belonging. Our aim is to improve an individual’s quality of life by encouraging community participation, increased social inclusion and promoting independence.
OTCP works in collaboration with other service providers, peak bodies, health professionals, local and state government agencies, businesses and the general community. These partnerships enable us to maximise the benefits for our clients, consumers and their families. In some instances we take on a leadership role and assist other organisations to develop their knowledge and competencies. In other instances, we benefit from the resources and knowledge of our project partners.
OARS is a non government community organisation that values our clients and their diversity. OARS is dedicated to the provision of excellent services for people involved in, affected by, or at risk of being drawn into the criminal justice system.
Services provided: We provide advice and representation on all Social Security matters. We can help people by advising them of their rights and entitlements and assisting them to appeal against Centrelink decisions which they disagree with. The Centre also provides assistance to the community through community development, community education and training, law reform and lobbying.
The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) works with and for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage to see positive change in our communities.
When rates of poverty and inequality are low, everyone in NSW benefits. With 80 years of knowledge and experience informing our vision, NCOSS is uniquely placed to bring together civil society to work with government and business to ensure communities in NSW are strong for everyone.
As the peak body for health and community services in NSW we support the sector to deliver innovative services that grow and evolve as needs and circumstances evolve.
Areas of Practice:- All aspects of Criminal Law- AVOs- Traffic Matters- Drink Driving- Assaults- Sexual Offences- Local Court- District Court- Supreme Court- High Court- Court of Criminal Appeal- Corporate Fraud- Commissions of Enquiry- Trial Advocacy- Police Integrity Commission - Independent Commission against Corruption- Crime Commission