$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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Palmerston Youth Drop-In Centre To Open In Mid-2020

Palmerston Youth Drop-In Centre To Open In Mid-2020

02 December 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield Palmerston Youth Drop-In Centre Location Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government has partnered with the City of Palmerston to establish a youth drop-in centre for young people in Palmerston. “Territory Government is creating safer communities by investing in youth services that will reduce youth crime and anti-social […]

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Lonely Older Victorians Reminded Of Support

Lonely Older Victorians Reminded Of Support

01 December 2019

Victoria Minister for Suburban Development Marlene Kairouz Making A Wheel Difference In The Lives Of Lonely Older Victorians Victor P Taffa A new-age rickshaw imported from Copenhagen is one driving force behind a revolutionary program that is tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst our elderly residents. Andrews Government has backed One Good Street, a grassroots […]

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New Yarloop Community Hub Officially Opened By Premier

New Yarloop Community Hub Officially Opened By Premier

25 November 2019

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Vibrant New Yarloop Community Hub Officially Opens Victor P Taffa Official opening of Yarloop Community Centre to help restore community spirit State Government contributed $1.75 Million to help rebuild the Centre New multi-purpose facility has retained façade and chimney from original Yarloop Hall Premier Mark McGowan and Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn […]

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Drought Assistance Grants Expanded Throughout Queensland

Drought Assistance Grants Expanded Throughout Queensland

16 November 2019

Queensland Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke Grant Funding To Support Drought-Affected Families And Communities Victor P Taffa Families and communities across the state’s 33 fully drought-declared and 4 partially drought-declared local government areas will be supported with a grant funding package being delivered by the Palaszczuk Government. Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke today (15 November) […]

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Roger Clifton Appointed To Victorian Veterans Council

Roger Clifton Appointed To Victorian Veterans Council

07 November 2019

Victoria Minister for Veterans Robin Scott Introducing The New Victorian Veterans Council Chair Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has welcomed Roger Clifton as the new Chairperson of the Victorian Veterans Council. “I welcome Mr. Clifton to the role and am confident he will work hard to advocate for our veterans.” Minister for Veterans Robin Scott […]

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New South Wales Govt’s Youth Opportunities Program To Assist 36 Organisations

New South Wales Govt’s Youth Opportunities Program To Assist 36 Organisations

05 November 2019

New South Wales Minister for Disability Services Gareth Ward New South Wales Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor Cash Injection For Youth Projects Victor P Taffa Projects promoting life skills, positive mental health initiatives and employment outcomes are among successful recipients of the New South Wales Government’s $1.5 Million Youth Opportunities program. Minister for Families […]

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