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Media Releases by The Hon Dr David Gillespie MP

Armidale embraces refugee resettlement

Armidale continues to shine as a model of the Federal Coalition Government’s efforts to encourage the settlement of humanitarian migrants into regional communities. Hosted by…

More support for new dads

The Federal Coalition Government recognises the importance of fathers and the positive and significant influence they can have on their children’s lives. That’s why over…

Sport a game-changer for young refugees

The Federal Coalition Government recognises the important role that sport plays in the settlement of young humanitarian migrants. Engagement in sport helps young refugees integrate…

Refugee Week 2018

Refugee Week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate people who come to Australia through Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program and enrich our society through…

Relaunch of Family Relationships Online

The launch of the redeveloped Family Relationships Online website today further supports the Federal Coalition Government’s commitment to Australian families. The newly refreshed website, launched…

New action plan to help Aussies feeling the pinch

Australia’s leading companies and not-for-profit organisations have joined forces to improve the support on offer to people experiencing financial hardship. Federal Assistant Minister for Children…