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Advocacy Internship

Cancer Council Queensland
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This role will be researching Cancer, Financial Toxicity and Superannuation.

It is well documented that the experience of a Cancer diagnosis is stressful for patients and their families, and the impact of the disease can be further exacerbated by reduced or lost employment and subsequent loss of income, higher medical and other costs. Known in literature as "Financial Toxicity". This project will build the foundations for a strategy to engage with, and improve, the policies and practices of superannuation funds.

The responsibilities include: Conducting a brief review of research (including grey literature) that considers cancer and superannuation Reviewing superannuation funds hardship policies as they relate to members and beneficiaries affected by cancer Consider information gathering options to better understand patients experience (which may include engagement with industry and/or consumers) Prepare a roadmap for future engagement

Ideally you will have: Completed or currently studying Masters/Honours with an understanding of Law, Regulation and Policy Good interpersonal skills Strong written, verbal and time management skills Ability to work as part of a team, or autonomously *A willingness to learn

This position is due to commence in July 2022 and will require an ongoing commitment of at least one day a week, over approximately 3 to 6 months, with the opportunity to extend if appropriate. The start date and the regular hours of work are flexible and can be discussed with your supervisor.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Volunteer Hotline on 1300 851 957

To apply for the role, please follow the link provided in your expression of interest confirmation email and complete the online form.