The Federal Coalition Government is committed to supporting families in regional Queensland.
Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, and the Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Dr David Gillespie, were in Rockhampton today to meet with the dedicated team at The Smith Family, an organisation that is working closely with the Federal Coalition Government to improve the wellbeing of local families in the region.
The Federal Coalition Government has provided over $5.9 million in funding to The Smith Family in Rockhampton from 2014-15 to 2018-19, and Ms Landry said this support was making a real difference in the local community.
“The Smith Family does an outstanding job by providing support for children starting primary school and high school, as well as delivering programmes for parents to help them forge positive relationships with their children” Ms Landry said.
“Programmes like this are so important, because it equips parents with the capability to nurture the development of their children’s learning, social and emotional capacities”.
Minister Gillespie said visiting The Smith Family provided an opportunity to see first-hand how federally-funded programmes were achieving positive results on the ground.
“The whole-of-community approach used by The Smith Family is building a stronger community here in Rockhampton - one that is inclusive and supportive of all families in the region,” Minister Gillespie said.
“Our Government is committed to strengthening the health and wellbeing of all Australian families, and we are ensuring that support is being delivered where it is needed most”.