New funding to reduce child homelessness, support families and strengthen our community

ACT Minister for Children, Youth and Families Rachel Stephen-Smith has allocated $470,000 this financial year to the Safe and Connected Youth Program, on top of a $1 million commitment to build fit-for-purpose respite accommodation for young people under the age of 16. The Safe and Connected Youth Program team The Youth Coalition welcomes continued funding for the Safe and Connected …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Lack of leadership on #RaiseTheAge is disappointing, but nothing is stopping the ACT from doing the right thing.

Today the the ACT’s youth, health, legal and community sector have condemned the failure of leadership shown by Attorneys-General across the country yesterday who chose to leave 10 – 13 year olds behind bars instead of committing to #RaiseTheAge.  The ACT’s youth, health, legal and community sector have re-issued the call for the ACT Government to show leadership and do …

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