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More Support for Domestic and Family Violence Victim-Survivors on the Northern Beaches

Women and children fleeing violence at home on the Northern Beaches will benefit from a massive NSW Government investment in housing and specialist support services.

Member for Manly, James Griffin said the $484.3 million funding boost over four years is the single biggest investment in tackling domestic and family violence in NSW history.

“Secure and stable accommodation is one of the biggest challenges a woman and her children can face when trying to safely leave a violent relationship,” Mr Griffin said.

Integrated Vaccination Certificate Opens to all on Service NSW App

Residents across the Northern Beaches will be able to integrate the COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate into their Service NSW app from today with the program now rolling out State-wide.

Member for Manly, James Griffin said with restrictions to further ease as the state approaches 80 per cent double vaccination, the integration of the vaccine certificate with the app will make things easier for the community.

“This is an extra digital service to make life easier for local businesses and customers as we open back up. NSW is the first jurisdiction in Australia to roll out an integrated QR code solution for displaying vaccination status State wide,” Mr Griffin said.

More than $16.5 Million Dollars in Targeted Funding for Public Schools Across the Northern Beaches

The NSW Government will deliver more than $16.5 million in targeted funding to public schools across the Northern Beaches in 2022.

This week schools will receive their School Budget Allocation Report which includes funding allocated through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM), a needs based funding model that ensures record funding is targeted at supporting the individual needs of students.  This funding comes in addition to school infrastructure funding.

School Principals are able to directly determine how the funding allocations are spent to best support student needs. This may include employing specialist teachers or purchasing extra resources to respond to the unique requirements of their students.