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FREE HOSPITALITY COURSES TO KICKSTART CAREERS

A suite of fee-free short courses are now available for people looking to secure jobs or further
their career in hospitality, as part of a new NSW Government program which aims to
supercharge the sector and grow the economy.

Member for Manly James Griffin said the Kickstart Your Career in Hospitality program aims
to alleviate labour shortages that are hampering the industry and provide pathways for
people looking for rewarding and well-paid careers.


RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS AVAILABLE TO VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN MANLY

The NSW Government will provide free Rapid Antigen Tests to vulnerable communities and expand its existing program to include those accessing tests through the Federal Government’s Concessional Access Program, which is due to finish at the end of the month.

The expanded program would allow eligible Commonwealth Concession Card holders in NSW to access 10 Rapid Antigen Tests over three months up until 31 October 2022.

Member for Manly James Griffin MP said the NSW Government is committed to making sure no one is left behind and ensuring vulnerable communities have the support they need through winter.


CRIMINALISING COERCIVE CONTROL ONE STEP CLOSER

Coercive control is one step closer to being criminalised in Manly, with the NSW Government taking the significant step of releasing a draft bill for public comment ahead of introduction to Parliament.

Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse that involves patterns of behaviour which have the cumulative effect of denying victim-survivors their autonomy and independence. This abuse can involve physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse.

Member for Manly James Griffin said the NSW Government is consulting on a public exposure draft bill to outlaw coercive control in intimate partner relationships, as part of its ongoing response to the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control.