World No Tobacco Day 2021 – Helping More Australians Quit Smoking

With approximately 20,000 Australians dying each year from tobacco-related illness, the Australian Government is investing $3 million through Cancer Council Victoria towards a new national best practice support service for nicotine cessation to ensure these health professional have up-to-date evidence-based resources.   Additional initiatives in the 2021–22 Budget aimed at encouraging people to quit smoking…

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Safer Communities Grants Now Open

The Morrison Government is providing up to $20 million in funding for early intervention projects and up to $10 million for security infrastructure through round six of the Safer Communities Fund – open to incorporated associations and incorporated non-for-profit organisations.   The following grant opportunities important dates are:   The Early Intervention Grant: Grants between…

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National Reconciliation Week – More Than a Word

This year, marks twenty years of Reconciliation in Australia and almost three decades of the Australian formal reconciliation process. National Reconciliation Week is a time where we acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and re-affirm and progress reconciliation.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP said that reconciliation is about…

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130,000 Additional Vaccines for Victoria

The Australian Government is releasing an additional 130,000 vaccines to support Victoria to accelerate vaccinations in the state, including in the Whittlesea Local Government Area.   This support will be provided through an immediate release of 40,000 doses this week and an additional 15,000 doses each week for six weeks.   Further, from Monday, the…

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