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People with disability urged to get booster

Monday, 18 July 2022

18 July 2022

With a new wave of COVID-19 cases continuing to increase across the state, people with disability are encouraged to get the latest COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.

Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services Natasha Maclaren-Jones said people with disability can be more vulnerable to the harmful effects of COVID-19.

“Protecting people with disability is vital as they can be at greater risk of developing serious illness if they become infected,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

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NSW Government steps up Covid-19 support for vulnerable communities

Friday, 15 July 2022

15 July 2022

The NSW Government will provide free Rapid Antigen Tests to vulnerable communities and expand its existing program to include those accessing tests through the Federal Government’s Concessional Access Program, which is due to finish at the end of the month.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the NSW Government is committed to making sure no one is left behind and ensuring vulnerable communities have the support they need through winter.

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Mobile outreach to curb rural homelessness

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

13 July 2022

More than 3,500 people in regional and rural NSW will have greater access to housing supports and services following the launch of a new mobile outreach program to assist people sleeping rough.

Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services Natasha Maclaren-Jones said the program would ensure regional communities, from Broken Hill to Leeton, are supported into stable accommodation.

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Cost of living relief for social housing tenants

Friday, 08 July 2022

8 July 2022

Community Housing Providers will receive relief from rent rises in the private market with an immediate $7.5 million funding boost to keep properties available for social housing tenants.

The additional investment from the NSW Government will be used to retain rental properties that are home to families in social housing who have not been affected by the rising private market rents.

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20 Nov

Women

Women

“We are committed to achieving justice and equality for the women of NSW through policy, innovation and collaboration”

- The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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Families and Communities

Families & Communities

“The NSW Government is committed to protecting the most vulnerable in our society – children, victims of crime, and those experiencing hardship and disadvantage.”

- The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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Regional NSW

Regional NSW

“Our Plan recognises the strategic importance of regional NSW and focuses on harnessing the capacity of our regions, providing opportunity to prosper.”

- The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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Health

“We are committed to ensuring Australian patients have access to a 21st century health system that provides the right care, in the right place, at the right time”

- The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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Economy

We have put in place the economic framework that encourages growth and job creation

- The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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