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Mission Australia senate submission on child care bill - January 2016

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Mission Australia welcomes the additional investment in quality Early Childhood Education and Care to support workforce participation, however we are concerned that some vulnerable families and children may be worse off.

Blueprint for the domestic and family violence response in NSW

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Mission Australia is an experienced provider of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) services. We work across the whole DFV spectrum and provide early intervention and prevention, crisis accommodation and specialist services as well as sector advocacy. This is our blueprint for the domestic and family violence response in NSW.

Domestic Violence: Interventions for higher risk offenders

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Mission Australia welcomes the NSW Government's commitment to preventing and responding to domestic and family violence. We support perpetrator programs to break the cycle of violence, alongside much needed services for women, children and other family members affected by domestic and family violence.

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning - February 2014

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Mission Australia's submission encourages that the Productivity Commission (PC) should recommend the childcare system Australia should aspire to, that would achieve positive outcomes for children and generate the productivity and participation gains made possible with affordable and accessible early learning.

The Royal Commission into institutional responses into child sexual abuse - August 2013

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Mission Australia supports the principal of a national WWCC as we believe that a stronger response can be achieved through a national scheme that delivers clear and consistent outcomes, efficiency gains and ease of administration. A national scheme will also support the mobility of workers and volunteers across multiple jurisdictions.

Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill - June 2013

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Mission Australia's response to the Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013 is informed by direct experience in the provision of early learning services, broader experience in delivering children and family services, and research and advocacy on effective means to improve outcomes through effective early years’ engagement.

Care and Management of Younger and Older Australians Living with Dementia and Behavioural and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) - May 2013

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The strategy of integrating people with behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD) with other residents in aged care facilities poses significant issues and impacts on the overall service delivery. Mission Australia believes younger and older Australians living with BPSD need specialised care.

New Child Development Legislation SA - October 2012

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Mission Australia supports the development of legislation in South Australia that provides an overarching framework of support for the best overall outcomes for the development of children and young people.

Every Chance for Every Child SA Policy Discussion Paper 4 - October 2012

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Mission Australia's submission in response to the South Australian Every Chance for Every Child Policy Discussion Paper focuses on the importance of the early years and in particular, the importance of providing a safe and nurturing environment that fosters quality relationships for children.

Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry - September 2012

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Mission Australia's submission to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry is informed by our experience in supporting vulnerable and at-risk children and families and our direct involvement in the provision of early learning services and our research activity.

A Primary Prevention Framework to Reduce Family Violence and Sexual Assault in Tasmania 2012-2015

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July 2012
Mission Australia welcomes the development of the Primary Prevention Framework to Reduce Family Violence and Sexual Assault in Tasmania 2012-2015. The proposed framework presents a number of key strategies that if appropriately resourced, will have help to prevent family violence and sexual assault.

Action Plan Consultation Framework for Addressing Violence Against Women and their Children VIC

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March 2012
Mission Australia's direct provision of crisis services to women affected by violence, our family support programs and our research informs our comments on the specific questions posed in the Action Plan Consultation Framework.

Inquiry into Transition Support for Students with Additional or Complex Needs and their Families NSW - August 2011

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This submission focuses on strategies adopted to aid the transition into school of children with complex needs. These strategies include early learning groups, preschool skills groups, school transition groups, special education, support for parents and carers, and the development of individual family service plans.

Australia’s Early Childhood Development Workforce - January 2011

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Mission Australia's submission argues that to achieve quality outcomes for children, the challenge is to transform the early childhood development workforce from a secondary labour market sector characterised by low skill levels, low pay and precarious employment into a primary labour market.

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