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The ACTCLSA has one community language school member with a campus in Queanbeyan. This member has not applied for, and does not receive, NSW Government funding.

The ACT Government has no intention of changing the current arrangement of funding community language schools through ACTCLSA.

Domestic and family violence—government initiatives (Question No 1069)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, upon notice, on 23 March 2018:

(1) What online and/or print resources directed towards families before crisis or breakdown does the ACT Government make available with information designed to help strengthen families and/or make them more resilient and how can each of these be accessed.

(2) Does the ACT Government offer any educational programs, seminars, training or other similar services designed to help strengthen families and/or make them more resilient and how can each of these be accessed.

(3) What other services, if any, does the ACT Government provide to help strengthen families and/or make them more resilient before a crisis or breakdown can occur.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The Australian Government provides assistance to help families manage relationship issues under Family Law Services.

The Family Relationships Online website, an Australian Government initiative, serves as a place to find out about the services that can assist families manage relationship issues. The website also contains information about:

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Dealing with relationship difficulties;

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Going through separation;

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Children and parenting after separation;

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Dealing with family and domestic violence;

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Who to talk to about family relationship issues; and

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Finding family relationship services in your area.

Further information on the services available to support individuals affected by relationship or separation issues can be at www.familyrelationships.gov.au.

Additionally, the ACT Government funds a range of programs which support children and families, with a focus on parenting. Further information on these supports is below:

(1) ParentLink

The ACT Government's ParentLink program is a parenting information program designed to increase confidence and skills in parents and caregivers.


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