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Media Releases by Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion

Extra funding for disability advocacy agencies

Ten new regional areas will receive improved disability advocacy services following an announcement today from Minister for Community Services, Senator Nigel Scullion. ‘A national review…

$80,000 for a conversation for the future

A new youth survey is set to capture the policy ideas of young Australia with Minister for Community Services Senator Nigel Scullion today announcing funding…

MyTime for NT families

Minster for Community Services Senator Nigel Scullion today launched the first of three peer support groups to be established in the Northern Territory for parents…

Who cares? Young people

At least one in every ten young people has some level of responsibility as a carer at home, which means that there are likely to…

Funding for homelessness services in NSW

Australian Government funding of $933,000 will go towards supporting homelessness services in New South Wales. The funding is part of the Innovation and Investment Plan…

New mental health website launched

The Australian Government has launched a comprehensive website that provides up-to-date information on mental health and wellbeing, including information on the Government’s mental health programs.

Expansion of successful mental health program

A successful Australian Government program assisting people suffering from severe mental health problems was expanded today with the announcement of 48 new sites across Australia.…

Boost to training for Indigenous women

Indigenous women in Tasmania will receive new training and skills to help prepare them to enter the workforce. The Minister for Community Services, Senator Nigel…

Young Aussies chosen for Commonwealth Forum

Two young Australians with impressive records of community service and youth work have been chosen to represent the country at the sixth Commonwealth Youth Forum…

Funding for homelessness projects

Minister for Community Services, Senator Nigel Scullion today announced $155,400 in funding to further support Australians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, at…

Home is where the help is

Up to 2190 at-risk Australian families have avoided homelessness after they were helped by an Australian Government program that assists people resolve personal and financial…

$1.5 million for Year of the Scout

Scouts Australia will receive a $1.5 million dollar boost from the Australian Government to help support 2008 as the Year of the Scout. Minister for…

Snapshot of the community housing sector

The Community Housing Federation of Australia’s (CHFA) 2005-06 Community Housing Mapping Project, launched today by Minister for Community Services Senator Nigel Scullion, has revealed a…

Funding available for new respite services

The supply of respite places is set to increase with the Australian Government encouraging non-government organisations (NGO’s) to apply for funding to build their capacity…