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Date 14/04/2021

March Health Hamper Winners

Congratulations to Palm Islanders Keziah Baira and Kathryn Graham, the winners of the PICC Health Promotion Gift Baskets for March 2021! Every month, there are two hampers drawn, one for men and one for women. The baskets are filled with items worth a total of $130. For your chance to be in the draw...

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Date 01/03/2021

Congratulations to our Hamper Winners!

Congratulations to Palm Islanders Rodney Kerr and Tulah Turner-Choikee, the winners of the PICC Health Promotion Gift Baskets for January 2021! Every month, there are two hampers drawn, one for men and one for women. The baskets are filled with items worth a total of $130. For your chance to be in t...

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Date 23/12/2020

Reminder: PICC Christmas and New Year’s Hours

Because of the coming holiday period, most of the services and programs operated by PICC will run at different times to usual. Except where times are included below, all programs and services open and close at their usual times on the following days. Service or Program Last day open First ...

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Date 23/12/2020

A Message from the CEO—Christmas 2020

We have reached the end of what has been a very challenging year. And while it has been tough, it has also been gratifying to see how our staff have risen to the challenge. I congratulate you all on the ways in which you have continued to adapt, developing new ways of working that will inform our pr...

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Date 23/12/2020

Prepare Now for Wild Weather

Summer is here, and with it come rain, floods, thunderstorms and cyclones. As you know, the peak is normally in January and February, but cyclone season does not end until 30 April. PICC strongly encourages everyone in tropical Queensland to think ahead about how bad weather could affect all of us o...

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Date 23/12/2020

A Christmas Message from Diversionary Services

We planned our 2020 end-of-year get-together to accommodate all Diversionary clients, their families, domestic violence clients, our staff and their families, and community members. About twenty adults and fifteen children turned up for our event on Tuesday, 15 December. The purpose of this event is...

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Date 23/12/2020

Christmas Parties Bring Cheer to the End of 2020

Over the past fortnight, a number of PICC programs and services held their traditional Christmas parties for their clients, their staff, their visitors and attendees, and others in the community who wished to join in the celebrations. The Women’s Yarning Circle began the party season on 9th De...

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Date 14/12/2020

A Message from the CEO—December 2020

I am pleased to tell you that PICC is now running Family Care Services on Palm Island. Until 30th November, TAIHS has been providing this service to Palm Island as the Foster and Kinship Care Service. PICC and TAIHS are working closely together to deliver the transition, and to ensure that all our c...

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Date 14/12/2020

Feature: First Palm Island Elders’ Conference a Success

Feature: First Palm Island Elders’ Conference a Success The inaugural Palm Island Elders’ Conference was a roaring success. Held across a long weekend in September, the Conference was a chance for Elders to discuss and learn about issues of importance to them or relating to them, especia...

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Date 14/12/2020

Health and Wellbeing Event Raises Awareness

The Health and Wellbeing Event raised awareness of sexual violence.   Held on the evening of 9th December, the event had food, games, activities and prizes as well as information, speakers and stalls from services and programs across Palm concerned with sexual violence. The highlight of Sexual ...

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Date 14/12/2020

PICC Christmas and New Year’s Closures

Because of the coming holidays, most of the services and programs operated by PICC will run at different times to usual. Except where a time is included below, all programs and services close and reopen at their usual times on the following days. Service or Program Last day open First day re...

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Date 14/12/2020

Presenters Wanted for Conference

Presenters Wanted for SNAICC Conference Do you have an idea for something you’d like to say to people protecting our kids across Australia? Is there something really good happening on Palm which you’d like to share with the whole country? SNAICC, the Secretariat of National Aboriginal an...

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Date 14/12/2020

Family Fun Day Raises Awareness of a Serious Issue

Family Fun Day Raises Awareness of a Serious Issue Last month Palm Island came together to say Not now, not ever to domestic and family violence. On 28th October Bwgcolman Family Fun Day was held to bring the Palm community together to show everyone that Palm will never tolerate violence in the home...

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Date 14/12/2020

Ladies’ Lounge Spends an Evening in Hawaii

Ladies’ Lounge Spends an Evening in Hawaii The latest Ladies’ Lounge had a taste of Hawaii. On the evening of 27th October, about forty Palm women came to the PICC Women’s Service for dinner, bingo, prizes and dancing. The outdoor area of the Women’s Service was fittingly dec...

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Date 18/11/2020

October Health Promotion Basket Winners

Congratulations to Palm Islanders Robert Baira Snr (pictured with Theresa Creed, RN) and Sylvia Palmer, the winners of the October draw of the PICC Health Promotion Gift Baskets! Every month, there are two hampers drawn, one for men and one for women. The baskets are filled with items worth a total ...

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Date 27/10/2020

Congratulations, Talent Competition Winners!

The Bwgcolman Talent Show was held on 13 October, showcasing some of the many talents of children and youth in the community. The show was held for Mental Health Week as an activity encouraging young people in the Palm Island community to identify their strengths and talents and to develop the confi...

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Date 06/10/2020

September Health Promotion Basket Winners

Congratulations to Palm Islanders Patrick Seaton and Denise Wilson, winners of the third draw of the PICC Health Promotion Gift Baskets! Every month two hampers are drawn, one for men and one for women. The baskets are filled with items worth a total of $130. For your chance to be in the draw, all ...

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Date 21/09/2020

Feature: Men’s Gathering

The Palm Island Diversionary Service runs the Men’s Gathering, a group for men to get together, talk about the things on their minds and understand the way to a healthy mind. The Men’s Gathering is designed to make men on Palm think of their mental health no differently to their physical...

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Date 21/09/2020

Congratulations to the Winners of the PICC Health Promotion Hampers

July 2020 Deniece Geia and Chad Friday August 2020 Rachel Fraser and Alfred Ban Congratulations to Palm Island residents Denice Gaia, Chad Friday, Rachel Fraser and Alfred Ban, winners of the first two draws of the PICC Health Promotion Gift Baskets. Every month, there are two hampers drawn, one for...

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Date 21/09/2020

Coronavirus update: Winter 2020

To date there have been no cases of COVID–19 recorded on Palm Island. In Townsville, there are currently no known active COVID–19 cases; all have recovered.   To prevent the spread of viruses, particularly COVID-19, please follow these simple steps: Practise social distancing. Coug...

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Date 21/09/2020

Congratulations, Lennie and Deanne!

Congratulations, Lennie and Deanne! PICC has said thank you and goodbye to two long-term and much-loved staff members. Lennie and Deanne Sibley were presented with certificates of appreciation and thank-you gifts by Roy Prior, the Senior Manager of Community Services, as they both began retirement. ...

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Date 21/09/2020

NDIS Update

The NDIS Community Connectors would like to welcome Janelle Creed, their new Support Coordinator. NDIS services are now available for any Palm Islander aged up to 65 years old who has a permanent disability that affects their daily life. Call 0497 890 160 to speak to Mersane Oui or Marina McKean, yo...

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Date 21/09/2020

Timeclocks Rolling Out

Fingerprint timeclocks have now been rolled out across most PICC locations on Palm. For staff members, the timeclocks will make recording hours far simpler: now all that is needed is to touch lightly a finger to the timeclock. Most staff will use the timeclocks four times a day: when starting their ...

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Date 21/09/2020

PICC Medical Centre Update

PICC Medical Centre Update The team at the PICC Medical Centre would like to thank the Palm Island community for their continued support in making the health service such a great success. By attending your local medical practice, you support us to provide quality health services to you and your fami...

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Date 21/09/2020

A Message from the CEO—September 2020

The worst of the coronavirus crisis has passed, and life is mostly back to normal.   Here at PICC, the services and programs we had to close in March are now mostly reopened. Our staff, who have been so wonderful in minimising disruptions to PICC’s work for you during the shutdown, are no...

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Date 10/01/2020

Naidoc Week Elders' Dinner video

The video for the Naidoc Week Elders' Dinner is now avaialble on the PICC YouTube page.  The event, held in July 2019, was about thanking and celebrating the Elders of Palm Island for their contribution to our community.  Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Lxaik-zxzro...

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Date 24/12/2019

PICC Christmas and New Year opening hours

Please note that many of PICC's services and programs have changed hours over the Christmas and New Year period.  The Women's Service and Safe House are both OPEN as usual over Christmas and New Year's.  The CFC, Community Justice Group, Diversionary Service, Family Wellbeing Centre, ...

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Date 29/11/2019

Two positions open at the Diversionary Service

The Diversionary Service has two new positions open: Outreach Worker and Program Worker. See below for more information and how to apply.  ...

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Date 20/11/2019

New job: Cleaner (casual)

PICC is looking to add to our casual pool of cleaning staff. See below for more information. Please apply using the PICC careers page. ...

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Date 20/11/2019

New position available

Are you passionate about keeping Palm's kids safe? The PICC Safe House is looking for a casual Residential Support Worker. See below for more information and how to apply.  ...

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Date 31/07/2019

Women's Healing Group

The Women's Healing Group will meet over eight Wednesdays to support women experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic and family violence.  ...

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Date 30/07/2019

Two new positions open

There are two new positions at PICC now accepting applications.  Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Healing Service Purpose of position: The Position of Social Work Manager is to coordinate and manage the provision of a culturally appropriate, trauma-informed and heali...

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Date 26/07/2019

The PICC Evaluation is finished

The PICC Evaluation looked at what PICC has done over the past ten years and what we need to do for the future.  The evaluation is finished now and we have the final report from the consultants, Ipsos. Now we want to share the findings with the community. You can read the full report on PICC&rs...

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Date 16/07/2019

The PICC Evaluation: What does it mean for staff?

As most of you will know, an evaluation of PICC has been underway over the past year and many of you will have participated in surveys and interviews. The PICC Board set up the evaluation to look at what PICC has achieved over the past ten years and what we need to do and change for the future. PICC...

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Date 15/07/2019

PICC Evaluation

Ipsos has completed its evaluation of PICC, and it is now available publicly. The full report is available in the Publications and Resources section of our website. A summary of the report will be published in the near future....

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Date 20/08/2018

Newsletters

The first edition of PICC's new newsletter, the Wunja Tribal Voice, is out now. You can download a copy below....

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