Members, we need your help!February 22, 2019
We will be asking the 2019 NSW Election candidates to answer questions posed by our members, focusing our efforts on the five top issues that consistently arise from our membership: – The Right to a Home – Affordable Housing and Homelessness – Domestic and Family Violence – Transport – Mental Health – The future of small to medium community service providers We need specific questions from our members which will be sent to the candidates for comment and/or short case studies (200 words or less) to help illustrate the issues. As we receive the candidates’ responses we will publish them on our website here. Please email your questions and/or case studies to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
2019 NSW Election PlatformFebruary 11, 2019
Community Industry Group will be keeping you up to date with the 2019 NSW election news, focussing on the issues that affect those working with the community services sector and vulnerable individuals in our community. The Candidates Resources to assist members The Issues Questions from our members The Promises calculator Message from the CEO This is an important year in the political future of our state and our nation. Having a state election and a federal election in the one year brings the opportunity to highlight to our future representatives and leaders the issues which are important to our members and to their clients and communities, and to seek their commitment to address these issues in meaningful ways. The community services industry is at the vortex of a cataclysmic collision of reforms and direction changes at present. Last year marked a quarter of a century of service by Community Industry […]
Welcome Additional Funding for Aged CareFebruary 11, 2019
The Federal Government has just announced a further $662 million investment in aged care, which is in addition to the recent Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) funding announcement late last year, bringing the total amount to approximately $1.3 billion. Both residential and home care providers will also be supported through a new $7.4 million business advisory service, to help improve their operations. With 126,000 people currently on the waiting list for the appropriate level of Home Care Package, the increase in funding is welcome, but we also recognise even more funding is needed to be able to provide the quality aged care services our older community members require. Additional funding for Home Care services includes: A further 10,000 home care packages across all levels – at a cost of $282.4 million; A 1.5 per cent increase to home care supplements for dementia and cognition and veterans – at a […]
Seniors Week: Elders unite through art & craftJanuary 7, 2019
All seniors are invited to learn weaving or painting (your choice) using Aboriginal contemporary processes. Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10am-12noon Kemblawarra Community Centre, Cnr Shellharbour Road & Parkes Street, Port Kembla Free event Please RSVP by 15 February to Joni Braham on 42564333. Booking are essential. This event is a collaboration project with Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation and is proudly sponsored by Community Industry Group.