News

Photography competition open now

21 Jul 2017:

Sharing the most special moments of the day when the sun begins to wake with the most precious people.

$10 million for NGOs to support people in crisis or experiencing homelessness

21 Jul 2017:

The NSW Government is inviting non-government organisations to develop innovative temporary supported accommodation models for people in crisis or experiencing homelessness.

MACA media awards: let's talk about ageing

20 Jul 2017:

Unique, balanced and realistic media reports on older people are being sought for entry into the 2017 MACA Media Awards.

Religious leaders come together to discuss domestic and family violence

18 Jul 2017:

Religious leaders from across the state will today join Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward to discuss how they can work with their communities to tackle domestic and family violence.

Applications for membership to the Disability Council NSW are now open

14 Jul 2017:

The Disability Council advises the NSW government on issues affection people with disability

Have your say – Review of the Companion Animals Regulation

13 Jul 2017:

The Office of Local Government (OLG) is reviewing the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 and calls for feedback from the public on the legislation.

2017 NSW Grandparents Day grants applications closing soon

13 Jul 2017:

Applications for 2017 NSW Grandparents Day event grants close on Friday 14 July at 5pm.

'Have Your Say' to achieve gender equality

11 Jul 2017:

Minister for Women, Tanya Davies, is urging people in NSW to identify the challenges faced by women and suggest solutions for these issues, in the ‘Have Your Say’ online survey.

Community encouraged to have their say on sexual assault prevention

11 Jul 2017:

The NSW Government is asking the public for their feedback on improving the efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault and sexual violence in NSW.

Stay connected and 'Sing Your Age'

10 Jul 2017:

Older people interested in singing and choir groups are set to benefit from a new grants program ‘Sing Your Age’.

Nominations for the 2017 Simply the Best Customer Service Awards are still open!

6 Jul 2017:

Nominations for the Simply the Best Customer Service Awards are closing on July 28.

Workshop supports Aboriginal Community members to develop Local Advisory Groups

3 Jul 2017:

The Local Advisory Group (LAG) Development Workshop brought together Aboriginal Community members from across the state to talk about establishing groups to strengthen the participation of Aboriginal Community in child protection decision making.

Easing cost of living for NSW seniors

3 Jul 2017:

The NSW Government has secured a two-year partnership with one of Australia’s biggest energy suppliers, ensuring seniors continue to have access to exclusive discounts on their gas and electricity.

NSW achieves record number of out-of-home care open adoptions

3 Jul 2017:

A record number of open adoptions from out-of-home care this year has seen 127 orders finalised before the NSW Supreme Court in 2016-17.

The Guiding Principles Yarning Circle will report directly to FACS Secretary

3 Jul 2017:

The Guiding Principles Yarning Circle (GPYC) was pleased to welcome back Michael Coutts-Trotter, Secretary of the Department of Family and Community Services to the latest GPYC meeting in Sydney.

NDIS available throughout NSW

3 Jul 2017:

NSW continues to lead Australia in transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with it rolling out across the State today, announced Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams.

New allowance to support more children and young people achieve a safe, stable home through open adoption

1 Jul 2017:

Today’s introduction of a new means-tested adoption allowance will help people who are considering the adoption of a child in their care, but who might require financial support to meet the child’s needs.

Letter to the editor – The Conversation

29 Jun 2017:

The recent article – ‘Tenants’ calls for safe NSW public housing fall on deaf ears’, 28 June 2017 requires a response.

Easing the cost of living for NSW seniors

29 Jun 2017:

The NSW Government has secured a two-year partnership with one of Australia’s biggest energy suppliers, ensuring seniors continue to have access to exclusive discounts on their gas and electricity.

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.