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Media Releases by Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens

Mandurah volunteers honoured

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, Senator Ursula Stephens, today met with local volunteers at the Mandurah RSL to celebrate their achievements…

Congratulating local volunteers

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, Senator Ursula Stephens today congratulated Joondalup and Wanneroo volunteer organisations on being awarded grants under the…

Senator Stephens visits WA migrant resource centre

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, Senator Ursula Stephens, visited the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre in Western Australia today. Senator Stephens met…

Lions Australia signs National Compact

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, Senator Ursula Stephens, today welcomed Lions Australia’s support for the National Compact: working together. Rob Oerlemans,…

Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion Senator Ursula Stephens, Member for Solomon Damian Hale and Senator for the ACT Kate Lundy will tonight join 109 other…

Australian Parliament recognises volunteers

The Australian Senate yesterday unanimously passed a resolution, moved by the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, Senator Stephens, in recognition of…

Celebrating Indigenous Community Volunteers

Senator Ursula Stephens, today congratulated the organisation Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV) and the many volunteers it manages for their work in closing the gap on…

More Mental Health funding for Harmony Place

The Australian Government will deliver an additional year’s funding of $335,000 to the Harmony Place Multicultural Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing, a centre which…

US expert urges innovation in social enterprise

Thought-leader on ethical branding, global development and social entrepreneurship, Jonathan Greenblatt, today encouraged not-for-profit organisations to be more innovative when establishing social enterprises. Speaking at…

Social Inclusion an important focus for rural leaders

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, Senator Ursula Stephens, today highlighted the importance of addressing social disadvantage across Regional Australia. Speaking at…

Supporting Australia’s volunteers

The Rudd Government is continuing to deliver on its commitment to support Australia’s volunteers with $21 million worth of one-off grants now available to volunteer…

Bendigo joins the Golden Gurus community

Senator Ursula Stephens, today visited the Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre to welcome them into the Golden Gurus community. Senator Stephens said that Golden Gurus, an…

Supporting the not-for-profit sector

The Australian Government today announced the launch date of a new National Compact which aims to strengthen the working relationship between the Government and the…