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Progress for women in NSW

27 Jun 2017:

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.

New job opportunities for healthcare professionals

23 Jun 2017:

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.

Record spend to tackle domestic and family violence and sexual assault continues

20 Jun 2017:

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.

Budget delivers more opportunities for women

20 Jun 2017:

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.

$7 million to support seniors to live well

20 Jun 2017:

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.

People with disability to benefit from more than $3 billion

20 Jun 2017:

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.

Care for most vulnerable in record $7 billion FACS budget

20 Jun 2017:

Vulnerable children and families, social housing tenants and people experiencing homelessness will benefit from a record investment in the 2017-18 Budget.

Seven week amnesty secures over $3 million in annual rent income

19 Jun 2017:

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.

Round one of domestic and family violence innovation fund announced

19 Jun 2017:

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.

Working to protect NSW from elder abuse

15 Jun 2017:

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.

Let's celebrate Grandparents Day! Event grants now open

13 Jun 2017:

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.

NSW budget: increase in child protection caseworkers

13 Jun 2017:

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.

Minister joins university students for sexual assault consultation session

7 Jun 2017:

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.

High school scholarships awarded to disadvantaged students

7 Jun 2017:

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.

2017 NSW Grandparents Day event grants program open

5 Jun 2017:

Applications for 2017 NSW Grandparents Day event grants are now open.

NSW Budget - Government gives rough sleepers a path towards long-term housing

5 Jun 2017:

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.

A new children's guardian for NSW

2 Jun 2017:

Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward has today announced the appointment of Janet Schorer as the new Children’s Guardian for NSW.

Simply the Best Customer Service Awards

1 Jun 2017:

The 2017 Simply the Best Customer Service Awards are open and seek your nomination!

Social and affordable housing boost to support the vulnerable

1 Jun 2017:

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.

Speak out against elder abuse in NSW

1 Jun 2017:

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.