Remote WA community receives funding

By Paul Hemsley   The remote community of Warmun in West Australia will be provided with eight million dollars from the Federal Government, following recent flooding in the region.     Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin said funding to the community will be provided over two years under the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) […]

Alice Springs gets $4.1m for makeover

As part of the Alice Springs Transformation Plan the town will receive $4.1 million in funding from the Federal Government.   The package includes funding for extra street lighting in problem areas, as well as more support for young people and families.   The Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin said the safety and […]

Maribyrnong connects seniors online

By Lilia Guan Broadband connection for seniors has increased their social networking, Maribyrnong Council says.   The Victorian-based council saw the official opening of the 2000th senior’s internet kiosk, through the Australian Government's Broadband for seniors, towards the end of February. Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, joined seniors at […]

Record responses for national disability inquiry

By Rob O'Brien Community interest in the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into a National Disability Care and Support Scheme has been broad with a record number of submissions, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities Bill Shorten has said. The Productivity Commission's inquiry into national disability care, which began this month, has already received a record 930 expressions of […]

Local leadership training for Indigenous Australians

By Angela Dorizas The Federal Government is holding more than 50 workshops over the next six months to promote local leadership in Indigenous communities. Federal Indigenous Leader Jenny Macklin met with 37 new Indigenous engagement officers on Thursday to discuss issues affecting their local communities, including housing, employment, health and safety. Ms Macklin said the […]

Macklin focuses on recognising carers

By Rob O'Brien The Federal Government will lead the development of a National Carer Recognition Framework that will recognise, in legislation, the role played by carers.   Launching Carers Week in Canberra the Minister for Housing, Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin said that formal recognition of the role of carers was long […]


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