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Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Helping Indigenous families in NSW

Indigenous communities in New South Wales have received a major funding boost with $1.275 million over three years for family and community projects.

Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony said that organisations in the Gulargambone, Campbelltown, Grafton and Parkes areas would be able to provide additional services and programs to local Indigenous communities, particularly focusing on families with young children.

“This funding is part of the Coalition Government’s Indigenous Parenting and Family Well Being Initiative. We are supporting community projects which aim to improve the social, emotional and physical well-being of Indigenous families.

“Importantly, this funding will enable the valuable work already being carried out by local organisations to be extended.

“The funding will be used to provide family and parenting education services, initiatives to combat drug and alcohol abuse, early intervention to prevent domestic violence, and training and employment programs.

“These diverse projects demonstrate our commitment to provide services that will help to strengthen Indigenous families and communities,” Mr Anthony said.