Savings Of Nearly $1 Million Made During Public Housing Amnesty

Savings Of Nearly $1 Million Made During Public Housing Amnesty

25 May 2017

New South Wales Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward Nearly $1 Million In Annual Rent Income Made During First Half Of Amnesty Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government has so far secured nearly $1 Million in annual rent income to spend on improving the social housing system. This has come about as a result […]

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People Reminded Of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 22-28 May 2017

People Reminded Of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 22-28 May 2017

22 May 2017

South Australia Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion Zoe Bettison Impact On Loved Ones The Focus Of This Year’s Responsible Gambling Week Victor P Taffa Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (22-28 May) kicks off today with this year’s theme being ‘family and friends of people impacted by gambling’. Communities and Social Inclusion Minster Zoe Bettison said […]

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Attorney-General Releases 2015 Northern Territory Gambling Prevalence Survey

Attorney-General Releases 2015 Northern Territory Gambling Prevalence Survey

13 May 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Gambling Prevalence Survey Released Victor P Taffa 2015 Northern Territory Gambling Prevalence Survey Report has today been released. Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said the report is the first and largest in a series of documents from Menzies Researcher Dr. Matthew Stevens, to look at gambling in the Territory. “CLP failed to […]

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Minister Presents 2017 Western Australia Volunteer Service Awards

Minister Presents 2017 Western Australia Volunteer Service Awards

07 May 2017

Western Australia Minister for Volunteering Mick Murray Western Australia (WA) Volunteer Service Awards Recognise Selfless Contributions Victor P Taffa 104 volunteers honoured at today’s Western Australia Volunteer Service Awards for contributing more than 3,790 years of service to the community Western Australia Volunteering Strategy launched; Thank a Volunteer Day grants open Kingsley woman who has […]

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More Than $25 Million Paid Out Following Aftermath Of Cyclone Debbie

More Than $25 Million Paid Out Following Aftermath Of Cyclone Debbie

03 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Innovation Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch Huge Inter-Agency Effort Pays More Than $25 Million Funds After Cyclone Debbie Victor P Taffa Almost 62,000 payments totalling more than $25 Million have been made in a huge inter-agency effort following the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, Minister for Innovation Science and the Digital […]

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First Contracts Awarded In Remote Housing Program

First Contracts Awarded In Remote Housing Program

01 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerald McCarthy Room To Breathe: First Remote Housing Contracts to Create Jobs for Territorians Victor P Taffa Local jobs for Territorians living in remote Indigenous communities will be created with the first contracts awarded last week for Room to Breathe, part of the Gunner Northern Territory (NT) […]

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Respite House In Kiama Receives Funding Boost

Respite House In Kiama Receives Funding Boost

27 April 2017

New South Wales Member for Kiama Gareth Ward $40,000 Boost For Lions Respite House In Kiama Victor P Taffa Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today presented $40,000 funding to representatives from the Lions Club of Kiama to help them continue to establish a Respite House for carers and their families in Kiama. Mr. Ward […]

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Red Cross Calling Appeal Receives Donation From Premier McGowan

Red Cross Calling Appeal Receives Donation From Premier McGowan

21 April 2017

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Premier Presents $60,000 Donation To Red Cross Victor P Taffa Premier presents Red Cross with a $60,000 donation to the annual Red Cross Calling Appeal Red Cross Calling Appeal is a fundraising event that has been running for more than 69 years Premier Mark McGowan today presented a cheque for […]

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Hodgman Govt Increases Housing Expenditure In 2016-17 Budget

Hodgman Govt Increases Housing Expenditure In 2016-17 Budget

17 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Human Services Jacquie Petrusma Affordable Housing Strategy Update Victor P Taffa A key priority of the Hodgman Government is supporting vulnerable Tasmanians in need which is why we are making a huge investment in affordable housing, Minister for Human Services Jacquie Petrusma said. “With the Budget back in balance, under Tasmania’s first […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Pays Out $20 Million To Queenslanders Impacted By TC Debbie

Palaszczuk Govt Pays Out $20 Million To Queenslanders Impacted By TC Debbie

15 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Communities Shannon Fentiman $20 Million Handed Out To Queenslanders Impacted By TC Debbie Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is helping Queenslanders get back on their feet fast after Tropical Cyclone Debbie with more than $20 Million in assistance paid to affected-Queenslanders. Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said more than 50,000 grants had been […]

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Consultation On Statistics For Volunteering And Giving Open Until 12 May 2017

Consultation On Statistics For Volunteering And Giving Open Until 12 May 2017

09 April 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Have Your Say On Statistics For Volunteering And Giving Victor P Taffa Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today launched a national public consultation on statistics for volunteering and giving. Consultation will help clarify the data needs of Australian communities and decision-makers for information on volunteering and giving activity. Public consultation, open […]

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Flood Affected Logan And Beenleigh Receives Fresh Food Supplies

Flood Affected Logan And Beenleigh Receives Fresh Food Supplies

08 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni Fresh Food For Flood Affected Areas Victor P Taffa Flood affected Queenslanders in Logan and Beenleigh have received 6 tonnes of vital fresh food thanks to some dedicated volunteers and a Queensland Government funding initiative designed to help people survive homelessness with dignity. SecondBite, a […]

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Immediate Hardship Assistance Grants Available To Those Affected By TC Debbie

Immediate Hardship Assistance Grants Available To Those Affected By TC Debbie

04 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Communities Shannon Fentiman Financial Assistance Rolls Out For People Affected By TC Debbie Victor P Taffa Community recovery efforts are in full swing across the state, with more than 13,000 Queenslanders who have experienced hardship in the wake of Tropical Cyclone (TC) Debbie getting a helping hand. Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said […]

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Minister Congratulates Achiever Award Winners For 2017

Minister Congratulates Achiever Award Winners For 2017

30 March 2017

Western Australia Minister for Child Protection Simone McGurk WA Honours 25 Inspirational Young People Victor P Taffa 2017 Perth Airport Achiever Awards presentation event at City Farm Up to $43,000 will be awarded this year to 25 young people 25 young people who have overcome adversity to realise their future potential and dreams have been […]

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South Australia Govt Boosts Whyalla Public Housing Maintenance Projects

South Australia Govt Boosts Whyalla Public Housing Maintenance Projects

21 March 2017

South Australia Minister for Social Housing Zoe Bettison $3.4 Million Public Housing Maintenance Program To Boost Whyalla Economy Victor P Taffa South Australia Government is accelerating $3.4 Million worth of Public Housing maintenance projects in Whyalla to stimulate local employment. “This stimulus project will provide a boost for the city, by providing new employment opportunities […]

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Ozanam House To Be Redeveloped

Ozanam House To Be Redeveloped

18 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Housing Disability and Ageing Martin Foley Work Underway For Ozanam House Victor P Taffa Work is underway at the site of VincentCare’s $44 Million redevelopment of Ozanam House, which provides a mix of homelessness services to Victorians. “We are working to provide Victorians in need with all the support we can to […]

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Demand Continues To Increase On Child Protection Services

Demand Continues To Increase On Child Protection Services

16 March 2017

Australian Institute Of Health And Welfare 1 In 33 Children Receives Child Protection Services With Majority Repeat Clients Victor P Taffa Number of children receiving child protection services continues to rise, with almost three-quarters of these children repeat clients, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Child […]

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Chief Minister Visits The Alice To See Stimulus Package Taking Effect

Chief Minister Visits The Alice To See Stimulus Package Taking Effect

06 March 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Stimulus Injection Into Alice Springs For More Jobs And Better Community Facilities Victor P Taffa Gunner Government’s $10 Million Immediate Work Grants has seen more than $730,000 worth of work injected into Alice Springs so far, creating more jobs for local tradies and small businesses, and improving community facilities. […]

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Gunner Govt Launches New Housing Program

Gunner Govt Launches New Housing Program

02 March 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy More Jobs, Better Housing, Local Control – Room To Breathe Officially Launched Victor P Taffa Gunner Territory Government’s record $1.1 Billion 10-year housing program took a significant step forward today with a key component Room to Breathe officially launched […]

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Applications For Seniors Week Subsidies Open Until 31 March 2017

Applications For Seniors Week Subsidies Open Until 31 March 2017

01 March 2017

Queensland Minister for Seniors Coralee O’Rourke $100,000 In Seniors Week Funding Up For Grabs Victor P Taffa From today, community organisations and councils across Queensland can apply for subsidies of up to $1,000 to help fund local events during Seniors Week 2017, to be held from 19-27 August. Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the subsidies […]

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