COVID-19 Housing And Homelessness Response Announced By Minister

COVID-19 Housing And Homelessness Response Announced By Minister

25 March 2020

Queensland Minister for Housing Mick de Brenni $24.7 Million Coronavirus Housing And Homelessness Response Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government will immediately implement a range of measures to provide support for vulnerable Queenslanders, particularly those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Housing and Public Works […]

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Emergency Relief Packages Announced By The Andrews Govt

Emergency Relief Packages Announced By The Andrews Govt

24 March 2020

Victoria Minister for Disability Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan Emergency Relief Packages For Victorians Who Need It Most Victor P Taffa Victorians self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) with no access to food and essential supplies will receive emergency relief packages under a program introduced by the Victorian Government. “We need to look out for each […]

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Support Available For NDIS Participants

Support Available For NDIS Participants

23 March 2020

Tasmania Minister for Disability Services Jeremy Rockliff NDIS Support Welcome Victor P Taffa Tasmanian Government welcomes today’s announcement by the Federal Government outlining the supports available to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in response to COVID-19, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development Jeremy Rockliff said. Tasmanians with disability, their family, carers […]

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COVID-19 Restrictions Announced For Aged Care Facilities

COVID-19 Restrictions Announced For Aged Care Facilities

22 March 2020

Western Australia Minister for Seniors and Ageing Mick Murray Restrictions Placed On Visits To Aged Care Facilities Victor P Taffa National Cabinet agrees to restrictions on visits to aged care facilities Anyone who has been overseas or in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 14 days will not be permitted to visit aged […]

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COVID-19 Support Hotline Opens For Queenslanders

COVID-19 Support Hotline Opens For Queenslanders

22 March 2020

Queensland Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke Support Hotline Opens For Vulnerable Queenslanders In COVID-19 Quarantine Victor P Taffa Queenslanders in home quarantine as a result of COVID-19 will be able to access advice, information and support through the Queensland Government’s Community Recovery Hotline. Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke today (21 March) announced the hotline had […]

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Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing Package Announced By State Govt

Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing Package Announced By State Govt

21 March 2020

Western Australia Minister for Health and Mental Health Roger Cook $266 Million Package To Support Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing Victor P Taffa McGowan Government announces a $266.7 Million funding package to empower and support young Aboriginal Western Australians Funding to complement the Commitment to Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing, the Government’s strategy to address Aboriginal youth suicide Package […]

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$1.6 Million Family Group Conferencing Pilot Program To Commence

$1.6 Million Family Group Conferencing Pilot Program To Commence

18 January 2020

South Australia Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson Families Receive Earlier Support To Keep Children Safe Victor P Taffa At-risk families in need of support to better care for their children will receive specialised help thanks to a new program, which aims to keep families together. $1.6 Million Family Group Conferencing pilot program is expected […]

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Disability Submission Process Open Until 30 March 2020

Disability Submission Process Open Until 30 March 2020

16 January 2020

New South Wales Minister for Disability Services Gareth Ward Have Your Say On Disability Inclusion Victor P Taffa People with disability, carers, service providers and peak bodies are being encouraged to help shape New South Wales disability legislation. This will ensure it’s relevant and fit-for-purpose under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Minister for Families […]

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Community Youth Diversion Grants Announced By Minister

Community Youth Diversion Grants Announced By Minister

16 January 2020

Northern Territory Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield Community Youth Diversion Grants Announced Victor P Taffa Community Youth Diversion (CYD) programs will be renewed in more than a dozen remote communities across the Top End and Central Australia following grants to new service providers. “Youth diversion is an important strategy to ensure young people are […]

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Have A Holiday On South Coast Of New South Wales

Have A Holiday On South Coast Of New South Wales

14 January 2020

New South Wales Minister for Families Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward List Your Holiday Home To Help A Neighbour Victor P Taffa People who own holiday homes in bushfire-affected communities are being encouraged to list them with local real estate agents for rent, to increase the supply of accommodation available for those who have […]

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Communities Dashboard September 2019 Quarter Announced By Minister

Communities Dashboard September 2019 Quarter Announced By Minister

10 January 2020

Tasmania Minister for Housing Roger Jaensch Department Of Communities Tasmania Dashboard Update Victor P Taffa Latest Communities Tasmania dashboard for the September 2019 quarter released today shows significant improvements in a number of areas, Minister for Housing Roger Jaensch said. Number of applicants on the Social Housing Register increased by 114 across the quarter, but […]

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Number Of Adoptions 25% Up Compared With Same 6-Month Period Last Year

Number Of Adoptions 25% Up Compared With Same 6-Month Period Last Year

29 December 2019

New South Wales Minister for Families Gareth Ward Providing Permanency Through Adoption Victor P Taffa New South Wales continues to lead the nation in securing permanency for children in out-of-home care (OOHC). Number of open adoptions up more than 25 % compared with the same 6-month period last year. Minister for Families Communities and Disability […]

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Community Service Providers To Receive $60 Million Funding Boost

Community Service Providers To Receive $60 Million Funding Boost

22 December 2019

Western Australia Minister for Community Services Simone McGurk $60 Million Funding Boost To Support Community Service Providers Victor P Taffa $60 Million in new funding available to help community service providers meet higher wage costs Up to $15 Million ready to flow to eligible organisations impacted by the 2012 Fair Work Australia Equal Remuneration Order […]

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Minister Renews Commitment To Disability Advocacy

Minister Renews Commitment To Disability Advocacy

21 December 2019

New South Wales Minister for Disability Services Gareth Ward A Renewed Commitment To Disability Advocacy Victor P Taffa Funding for disability advocacy services will be extended through to the end of 2020. New South Wales Government has reaffirmed its commitment to advocacy following the release of a review into the sector by New South Wales […]

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Known Carer Adoptions Up 300% In 10 Years

Known Carer Adoptions Up 300% In 10 Years

14 December 2019

Australian Institute Of Health and Welfare Adoptions By Known Carers Up Over 300% In The Past Decade Victor P Taffa Overall number of children adopted by Australians fell from 330 in 2017–18 to 310 in 2018–19—but more children are being adopted by known carers, and the overall number of adoptions has risen by 12% since […]

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Top Volunteering Gong Goes To Blacktown Cop

Top Volunteering Gong Goes To Blacktown Cop

08 December 2019

New South Wales Minister for Communities Gareth Ward Blacktown Cop Claims Top Volunteering Gong Victor P Taffa New South Wales Police Force Chief Inspector Bob Fitzgerald, based in Blacktown, has taken out the New South Wales Volunteer of the Year award for outstanding service to community groups and organisations across Western Sydney. Minister for Families, […]

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Andrews Govt Releases 5-Year Plan Supporting Autistic Victorians

Andrews Govt Releases 5-Year Plan Supporting Autistic Victorians

06 December 2019

Victoria Minister for Disability Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan New Plan To Support Victoria’s Autism Community Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has released a 5-year plan to provide autistic Victorians greater opportunities for choice and community participation. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the Victorian Autism Plan with representatives of the […]

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Northern Territory Youth Round Table Meets For Last Time In 2019

Northern Territory Youth Round Table Meets For Last Time In 2019

06 December 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield Final Meeting For The 2019 Northern Territory Youth Round Table Victor P Taffa 2019 Northern Territory Youth Round Table will have their final meeting today where they will present and deliver their final projects and recommendations direct to Government for consideration. “Young people are the future leaders […]

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$36 Million Injection Into Public Housing Stimulus Program

$36 Million Injection Into Public Housing Stimulus Program

06 December 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Housing Gerry McCarthy Creating jobs And Better Housing For Territorians Victor P Taffa More than $36 Million has been injected into the Northern Territory economy through the Territory Government’s $100 Million Public Housing Stimulus Program. “Jobs and housing are key priorities for the Territory Government and our $100 Million Public Housing […]

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John Paul Young Headlines Line-Up At 2020 New South Wales Seniors Festival

John Paul Young Headlines Line-Up At 2020 New South Wales Seniors Festival

04 December 2019

New South Wales Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee Love Is In The Air At The New South Wales Seniors Festival Victor P Taffa Australian music legend John Paul Young will headline a stellar line-up at the 2020 New South Wales Seniors Festival. John Paul Young will serenade the seniors alongside other top stars including […]

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