Each year the Queensland Government spends more than $30 billion on social and human services—$5.6 billion of this is through third party providers (primarily non-government organisations). This investment enables the delivery of social services to improve the wellbeing of Queenslanders through vital services, including:
- social or community services that support our most vulnerable groups, such as child protection, domestic violence prevention, and disability and youth services
- human services, such as support for education and training, employment, sport and recreation, culture and the arts.
To enable a consistent approach, new standard contracts for social services have been developed.
- make it easier for government to do business with non-government organisations
- give agencies operational flexibility while ensuring suppliers meet consistent legal requirements
- reduce suppliers' costs by minimising red tape
- create a dynamic framework, adaptable to changing policy requirements—helping us to better support the community.