LIBERAL-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS AUSTRALIANS EXPERIENCING HARDSHIP IN HASLUCK

LIBERAL-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS AUSTRALIANS EXPERIENCING HARDSHIP IN HASLUCK

Residents living in WA in financial crisis will receive vital emergency support with new funding from the Liberal-National Government, including the following organisations providing services in Hasluck:

  • Save the Children ($301,138)

  • The Salvation Army ($4,164,934)

  • Mission Australia ($499,815)

  • Indigo Junction ($472,500)

  • Italo-Australian Welfare & Cultural Centre ($292,500)

  • St Vincent De Paul Society ($3,030,090)

  • Jacaranda Community Centre ($1,098,000)

  • Communicare ($2,041,501)

  • People Who Care ($101,250), and

  • Wungening Aboriginal Corporation ($638,999)

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher today announced $200 million nation-wide for 185 community organisations delivering Emergency Relief.

In addition, $4.5 million in funding will be allocated to three organisations, Foodbank, SecondBite and OzHarvest, to provide Food Relief across Australia. 

“The Liberal-National Government’s investment in these essential services improves outcomes for vulnerable families and children and helps to build strong and resilient communities. It will help keep Australians together,” Mr Fletcher said.

 “Over 530,000 disadvantaged Australians were helped through this relief last year—providing a vital lifeline during times of crisis, such as illness, family violence or natural disasters such as the drought.” Mr Fletcher said.

Federal Member for Hasluck, Hon Ken Wyatt MP said $472,500 funding provided to Indigo Junction and announced yesterday during a visit by the Minister for Families and Social Services, Hon Paul Fletcher MP, will provide assistance in the form of food parcels, clothes, bedding, household items, vouchers for utilities and supermarkets, and can include referrals to services for mental health, crisis housing, drug and alcohol issues or financial counselling.

“And we can pay for these vital grants by keeping our economy strong and the federal budget on the path to surplus,” said Mr Wyatt said.

“This funding enables community organisations to get food supplies to many Australians impacted by crisis, including those currently doing it tough in the bush.”

The new Emergency Relief funding will be provided over a period of four and a half years commencing 1 January 2019.