Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward today launched a new smart phone app for people who are experiencing domestic and family violence.
In NSW, there are approximately 7,000 people affected with over 40 different neuromuscular conditions. Most of these are degenerative conditions that start in either childhood or adulthood and involve loss of muscle strength over time.
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward today kicked off The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal with a $200,000 donation from the NSW Government.
Minister for Women Pru Goward will today meet with careers advisers from across NSW to provide new resources to support high school girls into careers in non-traditional occupations.
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward today announced that the O’Farrell Government will contribute $2 million for larger warehouse facilities for Foodbank NSW, so they can help another 100,000 hungry families and individuals throughout our state.
The NSW Treasurer, Mike Baird and the NSW Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward today announced the NSW Government has signed a contract with UnitingCare Burnside for Australia’s first Social Benefit Bond.
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Women Pru Goward today announced the winners of the 2013 NSW Women of the Year Awards during a special reception at NSW Parliament House.
The NSW Government and Telstra both recognise the importance of older people being connected and online and on Wednesday 30 January announced an 18 month partnership to extend the Tech Savvy Seniors program.
The NSW Government is trialling three sobering up centres to reduce alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour.
The NSW Government is committed to a person centred disability system, one that meets the individual needs and goals of people with a disability and supports them to realise their potential. In line with the NDIS and to support reforms under Stronger Together 2, new disability legislation will be developed for NSW by the Department of Family and Community Services.
NSW Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance has joined people with disability, their families and carers at Northcott Disability Services in North Parramatta, to celebrate the historic agreement with the Commonwealth to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Minister for Women Pru Goward and NSW Police Assistant Commissioner and Domestic and Family Violence Spokesperson Mark Murdoch today revealed a new initiative which is helping to keep women safe.
Minister for Women Pru Goward today addressed the Immigrant and Refugee Women's Network annual symposium in Fairfield to mark 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women.
Launch of the NSW National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan 2012 - 2014.
Minister for Women Pru Goward today congratulated the first group of young women to participate in Ausgrid’s Work Experience Week.Child Deaths 2011 Annual Report. The report examines Community Service's involvement with the families of 110 children and young people known to the agency who dies in 2011.
To improve services and lives, the NSW Government’s vision is for a stronger, more integrated and contemporary child protection system that better protects and empowers the most vulnerable members of our society.
The FACS Annual Report is now available.
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward today announced a range of bold new reforms being developed and proposed by the NSW Government in child protection.
NSW Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance today called for employers to see the potential and talent of people with disability at the launch of the Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign at the head office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In June 2012, Fair Work Australia made an Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) awarding wage increases (between 23 and 45 per cent depending on the level of position) over the next 10 years to employees in the social and community services sector.
The awards recognise the important role and achievements of women throughout NSW. We are looking for women who are exceptional role models; who have demonstrated excellence in their career, passion or field. We’re also searching for women who are the quiet achievers, who make a significant contribution to their local area and whom are often the backbone of their community.
The Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward has welcomed The Salvation Army’s accreditation to provide out-of-home care services in NSW.
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward today announced that the NSW Government will make an official apology for the role NSW played in past forced adoption practices.Women in NSW 2012, a comprehensive report on the status of women in NSW, was launched today.
A bill in support of a uniform national system of registration, monitoring and regulation of community housing providers was introduced today.
The state budget was handed down today.
The winners of the NSW Women of the Year Awards for 2012 were today announced at a special reception in Parliament House.
A new Council for Women’s Economic Opportunity to provide specialist advice to the NSW Government on strategies to give women greater economic opportunities has been announced.
Another measure to improve outcomes for teenagers in out-of-home care was announced today with a new $6,000 per annum payment to foster, relative and kinship carers to support their 16 and 17 year olds in education and training.