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Coalition community services conference - Alice Springs

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MEDIA STATEMENT Philip Ruddock MP Federal Member for Berowra Shadow Minister for Social Security

Electorate Tel: (02)482 7111 Fax: (02) 482 7018

Parliament House Tel: (06) 277 4206 Fax: (06) 277 4178


Shadow Minister for Social Security and Seniors, Mr Philip Ruddock M P has . announced a meeting of Coalition Community Services Ministers and Shadow Ministers from around Australia to be held in Alice Springs on 16 and 17 June 1995.

The conference will focus on exchange of ideas between the States and the - Commonwealth particularly on issues such as Youth Homelessness, the Disabled, Housing, the Home and Community Care program and fringe benefits available to

retirees. The conference will ensure better co ordination of community services '■ policies across portfolios, across States and between the States and the Commonwealth.

Mr Ruddock say s" The Community Services which are provided by the Commonwealth and by the States are vital to the social and economic well being of many Australians who access or who have relatives who access those services. It is imperative that these services are provided at the highest standard possible. This meeting will be an effective means of communication between the different levels of Government and between different portfolios to formulate common approaches and initiatives in these areas.”

15 June 1995

Philip Ruddock MP

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