The Hon. Alister Henskens SC MP
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Fostering safety and stability for children
Last published on 13 Sep 2021 in Media Releases
People are being encouraged to shine a light on the life-changing work of foster and kinship carers by nominating them for a Carer Recognition Award to mark the start of Foster and Kinship Care Week.
New taskforce to protect vulnerable children
Last published on 06 Sep 2021 in Media Releases
A new child protection taskforce will work to prevent vulnerable children slipping through the cracks, by better coordinating services and support throughout the lockdown and beyond.
$200 million support package for not-for-profits
Last published on 27 Aug 2021 in Media Releases
The NSW Government has announced a $200 million support package for the Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector to help organisations faced with the financial impacts of the current restrictions.
New youth advisory council appointed
Last published on 23 Aug 2021 in Media Releases
Twelve of the state’s brightest young leaders have been appointed to the 2021-22 Youth Advisory Council, reaffirming the NSW Government’s commitment to embed the voices of children and young people in its work.
$10 million boost to social services sector
Last published on 11 Aug 2021 in Media Releases
A variety of free online tools, courses and resources will be rolled out to organisations working in the social services sector as part of a $10 million investment which aims to support non-government providers through [...]
NSW the state of volunteering
Last published on 09 Aug 2021 in Media Releases
More than 4.8 million NSW residents volunteered in 2020, contributing a combined $127 billion in social and economic benefits, a first-of-its-kind report has found.
Work underway to upgrade community hubs
Last published on 04 Aug 2021 in Media Releases
Work has started on a $1.8 million upgrade to eight community hubs dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of vulnerable Aboriginal children and families.
Preventing and responding to homelessness
Last published on 02 Aug 2021 in Media Releases
Thousands of vulnerable people are being supported to secure or maintain housing as Homelessness Week begins, with the NSW Government reinforcing its commitment to prevent and respond to homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hundreds of homeless given accommodation
Last published on 30 Jul 2021 in Media Releases
More than 700 people who were sleeping rough across NSW have been helped into temporary accommodation during the lockdown to keep them safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Better services for the social sector
Last published on 28 Jul 2021 in Media Releases
Hundreds of social sector organisations will benefit from a share in $17 million to support initiatives aimed at modernising their operations and improving services.