Record funding for legal assistance sector

The Turnbull Coalition Government has committed a further injection of funding to the legal assistance sector as part of the 2017-18 Federal Budget. The Turnbull Government will provide a further $55.7 million over the next three years to community legal centres ($39 million) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services ($16.7 million). Federal Member for…

National vaccination program extended

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said seventy-year-old Australians can now get the shingles vaccine for free. The shingles vaccine will be free to eligible people, with a catch-up program available for adults aged 71 to 79 years. “This new National Shingles Vaccination Program is an important reminder that vaccinations don’t stop at…