Joint Media Release with Member for Durack Melissa Price
Carnarvon Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation will receive $105,266 under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to deliver an employment and career advancement program which will improve outcomes for Aboriginals in Durack.
Member for Durack Melissa Price said the project to be delivered by Carnarvon Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (CMSAC) would deliver demonstrable benefits for local Aboriginals.
“This will enable CMSAC to establish an employment and career advancement program in Carnarvon,” Ms Price said.
“The program will reduce employment barriers and develop a succession plan for Indigenous people, enabling local residents to get qualifications in primary health care.
“This is a great addition for the people of Carnarvon.”
The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the Government’s investment through the IAS grant round had increased from $860 million to $1 billion, with 996 organisations to receive funding for over 1,350 projects throughout Australia.
“The increased investment through the grant round is the result of the Government honouring its commitment to provide longer funding agreements for important frontline services and ensure that any gaps that emerged as part of the round were filled as quickly as possible,” Minister Scullion said.
“This increased investment will help deliver on the Government’s key priorities of getting children to school and adults to work and making communities safer.”
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2015-07-22 Carnarvon Indigenous people to get boost.pdf