While the state’s newest figures on women’s equality show growth in paid workforce participation and an increase in men using flexible working arrangements to care for children, the gender pay gap continues to exist.
Family and Community Services has committed to the implementation of new, evidence-based intervention models aimed at keeping families together, and we need your help.
The NSW Government continues to lead the nation in specialist domestic and family violence initiatives with more than $350 million over four years to provide greater protection for women, children and men.
Minister for Women Tanya Davies said $3.6 million in this Budget would enable the Government to deliver the state’s first NSW Women’s Strategy to improve the lives of the 3.8 million women in NSW.
The 2017-18 Budget will help tackle elder abuse, ease cost of living pressures for older people, and enable more seniors than ever to maintain independence by empowering them to become tech savvy.
The 2017-18 NSW Budget promotes choice, community inclusion, and engagement for people with disability and demonstrates the success of the ongoing transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams announced.
Vulnerable children and families, social housing tenants and people experiencing homelessness will benefit from a record investment in the 2017-18 Budget.
The NSW government has secured more than $3 million in additional annual rent income as a result of tenants coming forward to declare undisclosed income, assets, property ownership and unauthorised occupants under the protection of a seven-week amnesty.
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward has today announced seven successful applicants of the first round of the Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund.
The NSW Government will contribute nearly $200,000 to a federal research initiative to identify older Australians who need protection from abuse, Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies announced today, on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
As part of the NSW Government’s continued commitment to seniors, funding for local community events on Grandparents Day will be doubled to $200,000 this year, Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies announced today.
The NSW Government will invest $63 million over four years to boost the number of caseworkers working on the frontline, as well as deliver more casework support workers.
University students and sexual assault experts came together at NSW Parliament House today to discuss what more could be done on campuses, in a forum hosted by Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward.
More than 250 students have been awarded scholarships of up to $1000 by the Department of Family and Community Services to spend on their education.
Applications for 2017 NSW Grandparents Day event grants are now open.
Rough sleepers in NSW will now have greater access to transitional housing and support services to help them stay off the streets, after Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Social Housing Minister Pru Goward announced $20 million in funding today as part of the 2017-18 NSW Budget.
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward has today announced the appointment of Janet Schorer as the new Children’s Guardian for NSW.
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The second phase of the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) will provide more housing for vulnerable people across the State, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward announced today.
Ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies is encouraging communities across NSW to speak out against inexcusable abuse inflicted on older people, most commonly by their families.