Kate is passionate about contributing to public debate on a wide range of important issues. Here are some of the issues she has touched on in the past.
- Should successful athletes have to pay back the AIS 10 Jun 2009
- Let's give youth voice now for a better future 12 Oct 2008
- Organ donation it's the greatest gift of all 21 Sep 2008
- Is safe sex message falling on deaf ears 31 Aug 2008
- Grassroots funding is key to Olympic glorys 10 Aug 2008
- Easy to overlook big issue of homelessness 20 Jul 2008
- Trailblazer Natasha leaves lasting legacy 29 Jun 2008
- Heavy hitters boost our World Cup hopes 01 Jun 2008
- Youth Forum Discussion Paper 17 May 2008
- We can't take sport for granted 11 May 2008
- Women truly can do anything be anything 20 Apr 2008
- Let the Games begin with all our athletes 30 Mar 2008
- Proud past but future a challenge for women 09 Mar 2008
- Young people will be heard at highest level 17 Feb 2008
- Our nation has changed dramatically in three weeks 16 Dec 2007
- Mobile Phone Towers 23 Sep 2007
- Bradken Foundry 01 Jul 2007
- Full Fees 03 Jun 2007
- Eating Disorders 17 Dec 2006
- Iraq 27 Jul 2006
- Electoral Laws 26 Jun 2006
- Dental 08 Jan 2006
- Make Poverty History 18 Sep 2005
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22 Jun 2012 - Funding to Enhance Local Settlement Services in Adelaide
THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR ADELAIDE
22 June 2012
Funding to enhance local settlement services in Adelaide
Federal Member for Adelaide, Kate Ellis today announced that 3 local organisations will share in more than $1.6 million in funding to assist refugees and migrants become self-reliant and settle in Adelaide.
Each local organisation will be funded to deliver a project under the Gillard Government's Settlement Grants program, which aims to help refugees and migrants become independent, acquire crucial skills and knowledge about life in Australia and contribute to the national economy.
Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia Inc $286,824.00
Multicultural Youth South Australia Inc. $1,268,618.00
Muslim Women's Association of South Australia Incorporated $50,000.00
"I know that each of these local organisations do an incredible job in supporting our newest community members and I'm pleased that our Government is providing much needed funding to continue this important work." Ms Ellis said.
"These community organisations play an important role in helping migrants and refugees settle as quickly as possible and build rewarding lives in our local community.
"Each project will provide practical assistance to new arrivals and equip them with the tools they need to become self-reliant and successfully settle in Adelaide."
Ms Ellis said the projects would assist refugees and migrant families strengthen their connection to the wider Australian community and encourage participation, engagement and inclusion.
"The funding will allow these organisations to offer information sessions and cultural orientation programs on topics such as Australia's legal system, housing, parenting practices, intergenerational issues and financial management to assist new and emerging communities.
"These comprehensive services will assist refugees and migrant families strengthen their connection to the wider Australian community and encourage participation, engagement and inclusion,"
"Adelaide is a vibrant multicultural community and it is in the interests of our whole community to ensure that refugees and migrants receive the support they need to settle and adapt to living in Adelaide." Ms Ellis said.
Funding through the Settlement Grants Program is aimed to assist refugees, family sponsored migrants and the dependants of those on skilled migration visas with low levels of English.
A complete list of successful applicants in the 2012-13 funding round is available on the Department of Immigration website www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/delivering-assistance/settlement-grants