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Media Release Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs The Hon. Gerry Hand, MP

Parliament House, Canberra, AC T2600 Telephone: (06) 277 7860

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IMMIGRATION MINISTER ANNOUNCES 1992-93 GRANTS FUNDING PROCESS

The Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs, Mr Gerry Hand, today announced the 1992-93 round of funding to community organisations.

"The arrangements are transitional pending consideration of findings from the recent Ethnic Services Evaluation," Mr Hand said.

"To meet expectations arising from the annual funding cycle I have decided, as a first step, to offer extensions of one year only to those grants-in-aid holders whose funding terminates on 31 March 1993 (see attached list). These

extensions will cost some $4 million in 1992-93.

"Secondly, I have decided to invite ethnic and other community organisations to propose ways of addressing the needs identified during my community consultations last year".

The needs can be grouped under three headings:

. general settlement information;

. employment-related needs resulting from industrial dislocation and

. advocacy in the area of unemployment-related stress and its adverse effects on individuals and their families.

Mr Hand said. that_he„looked_forward_to_receiving proposaIs---which strike a balance between maintaining services for newly-arrived migrants and refugees, while providing services for longer-term residents within ethnic communities

and special-need groups such as women, youth and middle-aged men who are affected by the current recession and industry restructuring.

Some $2.6 million will be available to fund community proposals with.one-year grants.

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Mr Hand said the transition process would move towards needs-based funding, introducing for the first time a network of Funding Advisory Committees comprising representatives of Commonwealth and State/Territory funding agencies.

The Committees will advise on proposals that are not only consistent with nationally-identified needs but also with local applications of the Government's Access and Equity policy.

The Minister said that he planned to make final decisions on the new grants by December 1992.

CANBERRA 28 July, 1992

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Lynne Adams Minister's Office (06) 277.7860

Bruno Strangio DILGEA (06) 264.2781

LIST OF ORGANISATIONS WHOSE GRANTS-IN-AID ARE EXTENDED TO 31 MARCH 1994

NAME OF ORGANISATION

NEW SOUTH WALES

Assyrian Australian Association Australian Arabic Welfare Council Australian Korean Welfare Association Australian Turkish Child Care Cooperative Chilean Association for Social Assistance Christian Community Aid Service

Fairfield City Council Greek Orthodox Community of NSW Gymea Community Aid and Information Service Hungarian "St Elizabeth" Caritas Association of NSW Indo-China Refugee Association (NSW) Khmer Community of NSW La Valette Maltese Social Centre Lao Community Advancement Co-op Lebanese Welfare Council Liverpool Neighbourhood Centre Macedonian Australian Welfare Association May Murray Neighbourhood Centre Migrant Resource Centre - Blacktown Migrant Resource Centre - Canterbury/Bankstown Migrant Resource Centre - lllawarra Migrant Resource Centre - Newcastle Multicultural Resource Centre - Botany Muslim Women’s Association NSW Indo-China Chinese Association

Polish Welfare and Information Bureau Refugee Council of Australia Salvadorean Association in Australia Society of St Vincent de Paul South Coast Portuguese Association Span/Lat.Am. Association for Social Assistance Turkish Welfare Association

U krainian .Welfare .Association-------- -— — ■ -----------------

Vietnamese Women’s Association in NSW

VICTORIA

Australian Macedonian Welfare Council Broadmeadows Community Health Centre Cambodian Community Welfare Centre Croatian Community Welfare Association of Victoria Dandenong Community Advisory Bureau

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Ecumenical Migration Centre Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District Federation of Chinese Associations in Victoria Flemlngton Community Health Centre Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Hmong-Australia Society of Victoria

International Social Service Migrant Resource Centre North-West Migrant Resource Centre - Prahran North Cyprus Turkish Community of Victoria North Richmond Family Care Centre

PRODELA (L-A Assn.of Comm.Development & Welfare Services) Savoy Club, Myrtleford Spanish Latin-American Welfare Centre Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau St Albans Multicultural Consultative Council United Kingdom Child Migrants Trust

QUEENSLAND

Cathay Club East Brisbane Community Centre Ethnic Communities' Council of Gold Coast Innisfail Advice and Information Centre Italian Welfare Centre Lao Association of Queensland Vietnamese Community in Australia (Qld Chapter) West Moreton Migrant Resource Service Yugoslav-Australia Centre "Jedinstvo"

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ANFE (International Assoc, of Migrant Families) Co-ordinating Italian Committee Croatian Club of Adelaide & Slovene Centre

Federation of Polish Organisations in SA Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Greek Welfare Centre Greek Orthodox Community of SA ICRA The Refugee Association Indo-Chinese Australian Women’s Association Macedonian Orthodox Community of SA Serbian Community of SA Vietnamese Community in Australia (SA Chapter) Yugoslav Centre of SA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Buddhist Society of WA Chung Wah Association

Ethnic Communities' Council of WA

Fifth Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan District of WA Fremantle Migrant Advisory Association (MAC) North Perth Migrant Resource Centre Vietnamese Community in WA Western Australian Association of Polish Women

TASMANIA

Migrant Resource Centre (Northern Tasmania), Launceston

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Ethnic Communities’ Council of N.T.

Filipino Australian Association, Katherine

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Belconnen Community Service Migrant Resource Centre, Canberra and Queanbeyan Vietnamese Buddhist Association of ACT and Vietnamese Community of Australia

Woden Community Service