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NSW cheers hero volunteers

Monday, 16 May 2022

16 May 2022

A new initiative recognising the immeasurable contribution of NSW volunteers has been launched to mark the start of National Volunteer Week.

Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services Natasha Maclaren-Jones said local volunteers would be presented with Community Heroes Certificates to thank them for the positive difference they make across NSW.

“The Minister’s Community Heroes Certificates are one way we can show our appreciation to volunteers everywhere,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

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Tackling homelessness together

Monday, 16 May 2022

16 May 2022

Parramatta locals sleeping rough are being helped into temporary accommodation and linked with support services as part of a two-week homelessness outreach drive led by the NSW Government.

Minister for Families and Communities Natasha Maclaren-Jones said the NSW Government will join forces with Police and specialist homelessness services to engage with at risk people around the Parramatta CBD.

“This initiative is about getting the whole community on board to lend a hand, to help people experiencing homelessness,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

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Scholarships help youth shine

Friday, 13 May 2022

13 May 2022

Some of the state’s most disadvantaged young people are being supported to complete their studies and excel as part of the NSW Government’s Youth Development Scholarships program.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said more than 4,700 students have been supported by the scholarship program since it was established in 2017.

“These grants help students better engage in their studies by reducing the financial burden,” Ms Mitchell said.

“A good education is the foundation for further success and a sense of achievement.”

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Landmark development for more affordable housing in Casino

Friday, 06 May 2022

6 May 2022

A newly-built landmark $2 million affordable housing development in Casino is providing stable accommodation to tenants in need.

Minister for Families and Communities and Disability Services Natasha Maclaren-Jones celebrated the official opening of the eight-unit development in Casino today, which will provide local families with a better future.

“Affordable accommodation not only provides stability, it can help improve prospects of further education, training or employment for a brighter future,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

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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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