Increasing Newstart benefits would reduce inequality across the country

Lifting the rate of unemployment benefits would bring down poverty levels and reduce inequality in Australia, according to new modelling by the University of Canberra.

New figures from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) show a $75 weekly increase in the Newstart allowance would have the greatest impact on people between the ages of 25 and 36, who stand to gain $304 a year.

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Headspace Newcastle to receive and extra $1.7 million in funding to help young people at risk of suicide or self harm

HEADSPACE Newcastle will receive an extra $1.7 million in funding to help young people at risk of suicide or self harm to address the “growing demand” and “waiting times” for its services.
NSW Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos is expected to officially announce the funding at headspace Newcastle on Wednesday morning.

FREE Domestic Violence Awareness Session – Cessnock

At the end of the awareness session
• Identify the different signs and forms of abuse that constitute domestic and family violence
• Familiarise themselves with the Cycle of violence and Duluth wheels – power and control, equality and empowerment
• Reflect on and share what they can do if they know someone who is experiencing domestic and family violence
• Have an opportunity to network with other individuals
• Receive tools and references for domestic and family violence support and referral

1 May 2019, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Samaritans Information & Neighbourhood Centre

202 Vincent Street, Cessnock

To reserve your FREE place, please register https://lifeline.jobreadyplus.com/terminal/online_book_course/2548

Morning tea Provided

Our Local Website

Our Local is a website co-designed with children and young people to help them find things to do, and support when they need it. The website is a directory of local opportunities, activities, services and events that are relevant for children and young people under the age of 24 in NSW.

Follow the link for more information.

My Community Project Funding Program

My Community Project is a new NSW Government funding program opening soon.

My Community Project will enable individuals to put forward ideas for projects in their area, and a public vote will show which projects have the most community support to receive funding. Successful projects will receive funding between $20,000 and $200,000.

Project applications open on 2 April 2019, closing on 15 May 2019. Follow the link for more information

Website: Our Local

The NSW Government in consultation with young people have launched the Our Local website.

Our Local is a directory website co-designed with children and young people under the age of 24 in NSW to help them find local and state-wide opportunities, services and events.

Key benefits of our local include

  • Our Local is free for you to promote your opportunities, activities, services and events to children and young people.
  • Our Local will be promoted locally and across NSW with many cross-promotional benefits and synergies of having information in one place.
  • Our Local is a NSW Government initiative designed to meet the diverse expressed needs of children and young people across NSW.

Visit the Our Local website here>