At my stall at this year’s Prospect Fair one of the free activities will be making items from corks.
The Liberal Government has rapidly turned around the number of children and young people in care with completed case plans in just 12 months.
A Liberal Government program which extended carer payments for young people up to the
age of 21 has already been accessed by 17 young people and more than 100 are set to
become eligible over the next three years.
A new, more engaging foster care recruitment website is attracting strong attention from potential carers, generating almost 80 online enquiries in its first month.
The Department for Child Protection has released its first Aboriginal Action Plan with the aim of helping reduce the over representation of Aboriginal young people and children coming into care.
The State Government has engaged InComPro to establish an Aboriginal-specific residential care service for young people that is both therapeutic and culturally responsive.
The ground-breaking Northern suburbs service, which is scheduled to open later this month, will house four Aboriginal young people across two homes.
InComPro is now one of two Aboriginal community-controlled organisations that specialise in providing residential care for Aboriginal young people.
Since the commencement of the Prospect chapter of Operation Flinders in 2013, I am proud to report that, together with the generous sponsorship of local Service Clubs, we have raised more than $88,400 in support of over 55 young people at risk.
Please join me again this year for another quizzical night in support of a great cause!
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Just over one year ago, I was proud to be re-elected for my third term as your representative in State parliament and a Minister in the Marshall Liberal Government. It’s a great time to reflect on some of the things we have done during our first year such as:
• Securing the National Space Agency, showing just what can be achieved with an ambitious focus on the future
• Establishing the Skilling South Australia Program to create 20,800 traineeships and apprenticeships
• Lot 14, as demolition work continues on the site, we’re also progressing the two other major projects we committed for Lot 14 - the International Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies and the National Aboriginal Art and Cultures Gallery.
These opportunities will provide tourism and secure jobs for the future and more opportunities for our young people to stay based in Adelaide to achieve their life goals. Over the past year, the Government has delivered on many of the commitments we took
to the 2018 Election. In this newsletter, I highlight some that relate to the electorate of Adelaide. I will continue to work hard as your elected representative and support you by raising issues on your behalf.