Respite delivered at Mackay’s new David and Irie Dalrymple Home

Residents of Mackay who are living with a disability have access to new modern respite services following the completion of a purpose-built five-bedroom house which was officially opened today. The ‘David and Irie Dalrymple Home’ will make life easier by providing respite services for carers and families, enabling individuals to reside in assisted living for up to three months at a time. There is an unmet demand for respite services in Mackay, and these five extra beds are vitally needed. This new house is purpose-built with accessible bathrooms and kitchen, and will bring comfort to residents with special needs.

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10,000 Young Australians Off Welfare And Into Work

In just over nine months, 10,000 young people across Australia who were previously reliant on taxpayer-funded welfare are now in gainful employment thanks to the Youth Jobs PaTH program. This great result has been achieved through the Youth Bonus Wage subsidy component of the Youth Jobs PaTH program. And we’ve seen real results under the program in the electorate of Dawson, with 154 young people transitioning from welfare to work since the beginning of the year. We believe that the best form of welfare is a job.

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Take steps to boost online security

Take some steps to protect your own online safety as part of Stay Smart Online Week, from 9 - 13 October.. This is a national awareness raising initiative to encourage Australians to be more proactive about their cyber security. Cybercrime is estimated to cost the Australian economy more than $1 billion a year, and around 43 per cent of cybercrimes are targeted at small businesses.

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