If you struggle to balance your work hours with childcare you should apply to participate in the Australian government’s Nanny Pilot Programme.
Families in the Richmond electorate who currently use a nanny or cannot access conventional childcare because of irregular working arrangements are just the people the programme is aimed at according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams.
He said the pilot will provide subsidised care for about 10,000 children around Australia for the next two years, and this will suit people in professions such as the police, nursing, farming and emergency services.
Beef exports, dairy produce, seafood and even macadamia nuts produced in the Richmond electorate would be winners under an Australian China Free Trade deal (ChAFTA) according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams.
But standing in the way of better returns for producers is the Member for Richmond Justine Elliot and the Labor Party who, along with the unions, are now isolated in their opposition to the deal.
Senator Williams said a host of Labor luminaries including Bob Hawke, Bob Carr, Simon Crean, Martin Ferguson and Peter Beattie support ChAFTA – but not Ms Elliot.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is set to start rolling out in the Richmond electorate from July 2017.
Today the Australian and New South Wales governments signed an agreement for a full roll out across the State according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams.
He said the NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in normal activities.
It will give people more choice and control over how, when and where supports are provided with a focus on early intervention.
Senator Williams said 140,000 people across the State will get the individual support they need and the roll out across the Tweed and Byron Bay areas will begin in July 2017 continuing into the following year.
Community-based projects that commemorate aspects of the Vietnam War will be eligible for funding under the Saluting Their Service Grants programme.
Funding applications for initiatives that recognise the contribution of Australian servicemen and women who served our country during the Vietnam conflict are now open according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams.
Senator Williams said this year’s AnzacCentenary Local Grants Program has been an outstanding success in bringing communities together to remember and commemorate our First World War veterans and the focus is now moving to other conflicts.
“The 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, a major commemorative occasion for the Vietnam veteran community, will be marked in August next year.