Breaking welfare dependency in Forde

The Coalition Government is tackling intergenerational welfare dependency in at-risk groups and helping more people off welfare and into work. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Forde community can help get involved to help break the cycle of welfare dependency. “The Government will provide funding for innovative trials that tackled welfare…

Record Aged Care offering opens

Existing and prospective aged care providers in Forde are encouraged to apply for a share in a record offering of more than 14,000 new aged care places, with a special focus on rural, regional and remote locations. With the 2018-19 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) opening on July 2, Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt said…

Fifth anniversary of the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is improving the lives of thousands of Australians with disability, their families and carers as the Scheme celebrated its fifth birthday on July 1. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the NDIS started with four trial sites launched in 2013 and now supported 160,000 people with disability,…

National Redress Scheme begins

Survivors of child sexual abuse living in Forde can apply to the National Redress Scheme which was launched on July 1. The National Redress Scheme was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Scheme was established to provide counselling,…

Grants for volunteer organisations in Forde

Community organisations in Forde can apply for volunteer grant funding to support the efforts of their volunteers. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Turnbull Government was providing $20 million worth of grants valued between $1000 and $5000 for not-for-profit organisations. “The grants can be used towards the cost of essential items…