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Women’s Safety Package to Stop the Violence

Women and children in Australia have the right to feel safe and live without fear of violence. Yet, one in six Australian women has experienced violence from a current or former partner, and 63 women have been killed so far this year. For Indigenous women the situation is even worse – they are 34 times […]

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Julia Gillard – Congratulations to Australia’s Skillaroos

Education Minister Julia Gillard today congratulated Australia’s Skillaroos, whose outstanding performance at the International WorldSkills Competition held in Calgary has earned them 12 medals. Australia’s Skillaroos are made up of 26 apprentices, trainees and vocational education and training students aged 23 and under who were medallists in the 2008 Australian National WorldSkills Competition. They each […]

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Canberra misses out again – Labor taking us for granted: Gary Humphries

Not one dollar of $132 million from the Rudd Government’s jobs fund will be spent in the ACT. The ACT is the only state or territory to miss out completely in the first round of the Jobs Fund. “Labor is taking the ACT for granted,” said Liberal Senator Gary Humphries today. Viewed 6171 times by […]

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Optus Partners with Starlight Children’s Foundation To Bring Livewire Into 26 Hospitals Nationally

The Starlight Children’s Foundation and Optus today announced a significant, long term exclusive telecommunications partnership, to sponsor Starlight’s Livewire initiative – extending the reach of Livewire to 26 hospitals across the country. The partnership was unveiled at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney where Optus has contributed funding and support to enable wireless internet […]

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Rudd Government to reintroduce Bill to rebuild essential student services and amenities

Kate Ellis, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth, announced today that the Australian Government will introduce the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2009 into the Parliament tomorrow. This Bill once again proposes a balanced, practical approach to funding campus services and amenities; an approach that was voted down […]

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National Literacy & Numeracy Week: Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards — 2009 Winners

Acting Minister for Education, Senator Mark Arbib, today announced the winners and runners-up of the 2009 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. The announcement of Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards marks the end of National Literacy and Numeracy Week. The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards is a highly valued event within National Literacy and Numeracy Week, helping students to […]

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Australian Government invests in jobs for local young people

Joint Media Release with The Hon Janelle Saffin MP, Member for Page. Parliamentary Secretary for Employment Jason Clare today announced the Mid-Richmond Neighbourhood Centre would receive $441,000 for the Chillis@Evans project to help provide jobs for 14 young people. The funding will also allow accredited training to be provided for at least two trainees and […]

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Kevin Rudd – Launch of AFL Players Association ‘Just Think’ campaign

The Australian Government today announced $132,000 for the Australian Football League (AFL) to support their work in tackling alcohol fuelled street violence, particularly amongst young Australians. The Prime Minister made the announcement at the launch of ‘Just Think’, an initiative that will bring together 8 AFL Captains in a powerful advertising campaign aimed at discouraging […]

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Prime Minister – Minister for the Status of Women Year of the Girl Guide – 2010 30 August 2009

The Australian Government today announced that 2010 will be designated ‘Year of the Girl Guide’. For 100 years the Guiding movement has supported Australian girls to grow into confident and inspiring young women. Viewed 6070 times by 1703 viewers

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