Media Releases by Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion

$83,000 in funding for Indigenous youth leadership

Indigenous young people from rural and regional Victoria will benefit from an $83,000 Australian Government initiative, which will see 10 youth leaders hold various activities in their own communities to assist access to mainstream services, Minister for Community Services, Senator… Continue reading

Funding For Youth Homelessness Services Extended

An extra $85 million over four years will be committed to the Australian Government’s highly successful Reconnect program, which serves as the primary early intervention response to youth homelessness, Minister for Community Services, Senator Nigel Scullion announced today. The Reconnect… Continue reading

Respite for mental health carers across Australia

Over 60,000 carers across the country will have improved access to respite services following today’s launch of the Mental Health Respite Program by Community Services Minister Nigel Scullion. Through funding of $66 million over four years, 54 service providers will… Continue reading

Launch yourself into National Youth Week 2007

Young people should use National Youth Week 2007 as a platform to get involved in their communities and showcase their talents, Minister for Community Services, Senator Nigel Scullion said today. Senator Scullion hosted the Australian Government launch of National Youth… Continue reading

More funding to assist the homeless

The Australian Government is providing more than $3.2 million to fund seven new projects to trial and evaluate new ways of assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, Minister for Community Services, Senator Nigel Scullion said today.… Continue reading

‘MyTime’ for parents of children with a disability

Up to 2,500 families will now have access to the latest carer information and support services as part of a $9 million Australian Government initiative called ‘MyTime’, Minister for Community Services, Senator Nigel Scullion said today. Launching the initiative in… Continue reading

Government gets behind programme for Illawarra youth

St George Illawarra Rugby League Club (Dragons) players and officials will promote healthy lifestyles and goal-setting with groups of at risk young people, under an initiative supported by the Australian Government. Federal Minister for Community Services, Senator the Hon. Nigel… Continue reading

First meeting of the 2007 National Youth Roundtable

Minister for Community Services, Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion, today met with members of the 2007 National Youth Roundtable (Roundtable) in Canberra to hear first hand issues important to young people in Australia. ‘Today I had the privilege of meeting… Continue reading

First Indigenous broadcasting agreement

The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Nigel Scullion, signed a Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) with Radio Station 3KND at the new South East Indigenous Media Association (SEIMA) broadcasting facility today. ‘The Agreement is a first for Australia and… Continue reading