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Government Activity: Australian Government announces $138m Indigenous education package

Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:15
Source: 
healthinfonet

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, the Australian Government has announced a $138 million Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education package.

The package includes investments in scholarships, positive engagement in school and in academic success. It also assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to study and secure jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Government Activity: ACTCOSS released summary of key community sector priorities for ACT Government Budget

Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:00
Source: 
actcoss.org.au

In December 2016 the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) provided a comprehensive Budget Submission for the ACT Government’s consideration. This submission reviewed all the government’s election commitments and aligned them with the Community Shared Statement and our ACT Budget priorities for 2017-18. These commitments were separated into policy areas including housing, transport, education and health.

Government Activities: ACT trial to address Indigenous incarceration welcomed

Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 16:00
Source: 
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

On the 28 April, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, welcomed the ACT Government’s announcement of a new trial aimed at reducing rates of incarceration among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

During the 12-month trial, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service will work with families to design tailored plans encompassing health, housing and education needs to reduce recidivism.

Government Activity: Students with Disability Review, Education Directorate

Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 16:30
Source: 

The Education Directorate is currently undertaking a structured evaluation of support for students with disability in Canberra public schools.

A Discussion Paper has been developed to provide background on the current policies, programs and supports in place for students with disability in Canberra public schools which you can find attached.

An online questionnaire is open to the whole community. All responses to the questionnaire and written submissions will be considered by the Centre for International Research on Education Systems, at Victoria University. 

Government Activities: ASIC launches First Business App to help young people starting a small business

Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 16:45
Source: 
Australian Securities & Investments Commission

ASIC, who leads and coordinates the National Financial Literacy Strategy, which sets out a national framework for financial literacy work in Australia, have launched a free mobile app called – First Business by ASIC's MoneySmart – to support young Australians starting a small business. First Business was developed by ASIC in collaboration with the Australian Taxation Office, to assist young people considering going into business for themselves.

Government Activities: 23 million to help homeless youth

Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 15:00
Source: 
ACT Government, Department of Social Services

Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Zed Seselja, announced that the extension would provide $23 million in funding to enable Reconnect providers to continue delivering their services.

Government Policy and Activity: Safer Internet Day - kids warned about oversharing on social

Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 15:30
Source: 
Childrens Commissioner

Tuesday the 7th of Feburary is Safer Internet Day 2017. New research from the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner, reveals children as young as eight are sharing their surnames, school details and uniforms, phone numbers, and street addresses on their social media accounts.

“This Safer Internet Day, we are raising awareness of the risks involved with revealing too much personal information online,” says Children’s eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant.

Government Policy and Activity: Canberra consultation on restrictive practics

Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 15:30
Source: 

PWD ACT and JFA Purple Orange invite you to a consultation on an ACT Government proposal to regulate the use of restrictive practices against people with disabilities.

‘Restrictive practices’ refers to activities that some human services use to support a person, but which remove some freedoms from that person.  Restrictive practices can include time-out, locked doors, physical
restraints, mechanical restraints, some types of medication, and others.

Government Policy and Activity: Consultation on Active Living, Your Say ACT

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 16:15
Source: 
ACT Government

Have your say on changes to the Territory Plan. These changes are a major step towards the ACT Government's vision for Canberra as a healthy, active, vibrant city. Territory Plan Draft Variation 348 supports our city to be well connected, compact and equitable; and the centre for innovation, creativity and economic growth. 

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