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Australia's refugee settlement success story continues

Australia’s successful refugee settlement story has reached another milestone with communities ready to welcome the last families of the additional intake of 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees which was announced in 2015.

States welcome new housing and homelessness reform

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, welcomed constructive discussions on housing affordability measures in the Federal Budget during today’s Housing and Homelessness Ministers meeting in Adelaide.

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Giving Australia 2016 Launch

As the very comprehensive work being launched today attests, giving and volunteering is an important part of Australia’s social and cultural fabric. Australians have a long record of giving both to individuals in need and to help make their communities better places to live in.

I have been interested to learn that six per cent of our charities are more than 100 years old, and on average Australian charities are more than 30 years old. That is a great testament to the dedication of the sector, and to the generosity of Australians who have supported it.

FRSA National Conference

I would like to acknowledge FRSA and its member organisations for your tireless work on behalf of Australian families. Nothing is more important to a nation than the safety and wellbeing of its families and the children whom they nurture.

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ABC News 24

US election, paid parental leave, Sen Bob Day