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Aged Care Forum

May 8, 2019

There are only a few tickets remaining for the Regional Aged Care Forum – Illawarra which is being held on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at Gerroa. This Regional Forum is aimed at CHSP and HCP Providers and the Regional Assessment Teams. Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Click here for the agenda. Click here to book your place now.      

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NDIS Rally – 3 May 2019

April 29, 2019

Calling on the community to support our disability providers at the NDIS Make It Work Rally The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) promises a brighter future for thousands of Australians. But that promise is falling short. Complicated planning processes, lots of red tape and inadequate funding in participants plans are causing problems. Providers and participants are calling on both major political parties to deliver on the promise.  Join disability organisations at the NDIS Day of Action Rally in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Friday 3 May 2019 Locations: 9.00am Nowra School of Arts, Berry St, Nowra 11.00am Premiers Room WIN Stadium, 46 Harbour St, Wollongong Click here for printable flyers.

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2019 Federal Budget – No relief for the poorest in our region

April 10, 2019

2019 Federal Budget – No relief for the poorest in our region This year’s federal budget announcement contains little relief for the many vulnerable residents or the hard working community services organisations in our region. In fact it’s a cruel blow, that while high income earners will receive generous tax cuts, all people on pensions will receive is the $75 one off energy payment. Even this meagre measure has been denied to people on unemployment benefits, and there is once again no increase to Newstart and Youthstart, making it 25 years since any real increase in the Newstart allowance. We must continue to remind our political leaders that keeping people living under the poverty line is not conducive to employment outcomes. It is difficult to look for work while you are concentrating on day to day survival. There are few bright points for vulnerable people, but there are some Budget […]

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Media Release – Access to Transport

March 12, 2019

Community Industry Group today highlights the impact that not being able to access transport is having on many people’s lives.   Public transport in regional areas falls well short of what is available in metropolitan areas, and Community Industry Group is calling on candidates to commit to measures which will increase affordable and accessible transport options across south east NSW. To read the full media release click here. For our other media releases click here. To see our social media video click here.

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Media Release – Affordable Housing a key issue in 2019 NSW election

March 6, 2019

Community Industry Group is calling for access to safe, secure and affordable housing to be recognised as a key driver for social and economic outcomes by candidates in the upcoming NSW election. “Access to safe, accessible and affordable housing is the number one issue affecting families on low incomes in NSW,” said Nicky Sloan, CEO of Community Industry Group. “The reality is, that with waiting lists for social housing exceeding ten years, many people on welfare or on minimum wage are trying to navigate the private rental market. We need incentives to encourage more affordable private rental properties as well as an urgent investment in social housing.” “A safe, secure, long term home is a foundation for better social, economic and health outcomes,” Ms Sloan said. “Children are healthier, happier and achieve better educational outcomes when they know they have a secure long-term home to go to. They become less […]

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