Janet Gibbins

446 businesses awarded grants to help build NDIS provider market across Australia

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced that 446 businesses will share in approximately $9 million to help transition to the NDIS. This includes up to $1.36 million to businesses in bushfire affected areas. The successful businesses will receive Transition Assistance Funding grants of up to $20,000 each through the second round of the Transition Assistance Funding initiative which aims to build deeper markets so NDIS participants have greater choice and control in accessing services where they live. Transition Assistance Funding can be used by businesses to purchase tailored business advice, software upgrades and other…

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Origins of Remembrance Day Why is this day special to Australians? & To us the daughters of a WW2 Veteran

At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to an unconditional surrender. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became…

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