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Vale Michael Roche - Multicap Chair

It is with great sadness that the Multicap Board, CEO and staff acknowledge the death of Mr Michael Roche following a brief period of illness.

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Resignation of Multicap’s Chair Mr Michael Roche

Multicap’s Chair, Mr Michael Roche, has this week resigned from the Multicap Board due to a personal health issue. 

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Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Grant for Multicap Rockhampton

Multicap has received vital funding to deliver the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Initiative in Rockhampton, a program that will see 30 eligible local job seekers receive training to achieve the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification in 2019.

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Multicap mourns the loss of founding member, Mr Glen Easlea

It is with great sadness that the Multicap Board of Directors and staff learn of the passing of one of their founders, Mr. Glen Easlea. Long acknowledged as one of five families responsible for the creation of what is now known as Multicap, Mr Easlea and his late wife, Gwen, worked tirelessly as part of a small and committed group of people to create The Multiple Handicapped Association of Queensland - Queensland’s first service for children with multiple disabilities. 

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Multicap's interactive robot a royal success

Multicap’s interactive robot ‘Buddy’ was on show last week, demonstrating to His Royal Highness The Duke of York how life enhancement technologies are empowering people living with disability to live their best life at a technology showcase in Brisbane. 

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Singers living with disability to play starring role in Carols event

A choir of people living with disability will be the headline act at this year's annual community event, Carols @ Multicap.

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New appointments for Multicap's senior executive team

Multicap has welcomed two new members to its senior executive team.

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Multicap announces appointment of General Manager, Specialised Services, Mr Simon Wardale

Multicap CEO, Joanne Jessop, would like to announce the recent appointment of Mr Simon Wardale, to the position of General Manager, Specialised Services.

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Multicap customer is one of the first to receive NDIS funding in Brisbane

One of the first customers to receive NDIS funding in Brisbane is from Multicap.

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More than 45 years of combined service for Life Members

Leading Queensland disability service provider Multicap has announced two new Life Members.

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Nativity scene to be festive fixture at Parliament House

The work of 10 Queensland artists with disability will become a permanent fixture outside Parliament House each Christmas.

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Go retro at Monte Lupo Christmas exhibition

Step back in time this weekend at Monte Lupo's Retrograde Exhibition.

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Share in the magic of Christmas with Carols@Multicap

One of Queensland’s leading disability support services Multicap will be bringing in the Christmas cheer with their annual Carols@Multicap from 5.30pm on Saturday 25th of November 2017.

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Dream comes true for ‘biggest Broncos fan'

A dream will come true tomorrow night for one of the Brisbane Broncos’ biggest fans. 
Multicap customer David has been a hard-core Broncos fan for as long as he can remember and on Friday night he will watch his team play live from a corporate box at Suncorp Stadium.

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People with disability help organise a great day out for league fans!

It was a stiff competition when the Multicap Pine Rivers Tigers went head-to-head with the Endeavour Tornado Bugs at the ninth annual Inter-Service Rugby League Day at Deception Bay Junior Rugby League Club on Wednesday August 9. 

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Fashionable in the news:

Click here and here to see media clippings from Multicap's ever-popular FashionAble event 2017!

Jason Clymo announced as headline model for FashionAble 2017

Hailed as the next big thing for diversity in the modelling industry, Jason Clymo will headline one of Brisbane’s premier fashion events, FashionAble.

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Terriann's perfect pitch against all odds

When Terriann’s parents gave her a play organ to keep her occupied during car trips, they had no idea anything would come of it. But within a year, the then six year old’s musical ability was starting to show.

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Celebrating people with disability in the workforce

Frappes and milkshakes will be on the house next week at Multicap.
As part of BuyAbility’s ‘Our Work in Action Week’, disability support service provider Multicap is inviting the public to drop in for a free drink, morning tea or brekky.

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New Board Chair for leading Queensland disability service provider

The former Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, Mr Michael Roche, has been appointed Chair of leading Queensland disability support organisation, Multicap Limited.

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Queensland Reds give Capalaba Laundretto a spin

St George Queensland Reds stars and Wallabies Rob Simmons and Samu Kerevi put their off-field abilities to the test in support of people with disability, as they tested the new smart-technology machines in the newly opened Capalaba Laundretto. Multicap was very proud to have them attend the official opening alongside the Hon. Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services.

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Invitation to Senator Hanson to visit Multicap

Multicap rejects the statements made yesterday by Senator Pauline Hanson about the treatment of young Australians with disability in our schooling system, and in response invites Senator Hanson to visit and meet with the many extraordinary people with disability we support each and every day.

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Experienced disability leader joins Multicap Board

Ms Angela Tillmanns has been appointed to the board of leading Queensland disability support service, Multicap Limited. Ms Tillmanns joined the Multicap Board in June 2017 following her retirement from disability support service CPL Choice Passion Life in December 2016.

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Rockhampton’s night of nights for people with disability

Rockhampton's bigget social event of the year is happening Saturday 17 June. Everyone is invited to come along to the Rockhampton Avegates Gala Ball 2017.

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New housing on Sunshine Coast for people with disability to call home

Multicap is planning the next big Homes4Life project on the Sunshine Coast, and is seeking support from donors to help make this exciting opportunity a reality.

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Show Mum some love this Mother's Day

Spoil Mum this Mother's Day with a visit to the beautiful Monte Lupo Gallery Cafe in Eight Mile Plains, and take in their annual Mother's Day art exhibition. This year it's called 'Motherslove' and showcases oustanding work by our Monte Lupo artists. Selected stock is up to 20% off!

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New Toowoomba ad campaign aims to inspire people with disability

'Where there's a will, we'll find a way'. That's the message behind a new advertising campaign launched in Toowoomba encouraging people with disability to never give up on achieveing their goals.

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Multicap Board Restructure

The Multicap Board has recently undergone a restructure to ensure Multicap is best positioned for the NDIS reform.

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Abuse of people with disability must never be tolerated 

Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop has encouraged people with disability and their families to speak out against abuse of people with disability, following media reports of highly concerning treatment of individuals in Victoria and New South Wales by their service providers.

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Monte Lupo Teddy Bear's Picnic

The much-loved Monte Lupo Gallery Cafe at Eight Mile Plains will be hosting a very special week of storytelling, finishing with a teddy bear picnic, in their pop-up fairy grove!

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Multicap employees with disability generated $3million for Australian economy 

Multicap’s social enterprises, which provide business services to the community and supported employment to people with disability, have generated $3,107,264 of direct economic benefit to the Australian economy this year.

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Disability support workers to benefit at specialist conference 

Disability support workers have an unrivalled opportunity for professional development and networking in the upcoming Disability Support Workers Conference next week, which features speakers from throughout Australia and the world.

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Australia Day award for socially responsible cafe 

Multicap is proud to announce that as part of the 2017 Lilley Australia Day Awards, the Monte Lupo Gallery Café in Banyo has been nominated to receive the Ted Tremayne Award.

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The best coffee this side of Melbourne

Multicap is proud to announce an exciting new social enterprise in Capalaba Park providing employment opportunities for people with disability, and superb coffee.

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Inaccessible buildings denies 1 in 5 their fundamental rights

In response to the ABC Brisbane radio report on 12/01/2017 regarding accessibility in Brisbane CBD, Multicap strongly supports a move to fully accessible infrastructure, and urges Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government to strengthen Planning laws to ensure all individuals have appropriate access to all available buildings and locations.

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