Minister Mitchell

Media releases from Minister Mitchell

Land negotiation program steps up

6 July 2017 The NSW Government is calling for interested local governments and local Aboriginal Land Councils to join the next phase of the Land Negotiation Program.

NSW number one for Aboriginal tourism

5 July 2017 - NSW has overtaken Queensland as the most popular State in Australia for international travellers to experience Aboriginal tourism.

Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme open

1 July 2017 The NSW Government’s landmark Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme will be open to survivors from today, July 1.

Families first: $10 million to expand community preschools

29 June 2017 Up to 700 new early childhood education places will be created in areas of high demand to ensure NSW children have every opportunity to thrive and prosper.

Backing our kids: $435 million investment in early childhood education

20 June 2017 - The NSW Government is investing $435 million in our youngest learners in the 2017-18 Budget - a $47 million increase on last year.

Backing country kids: 36 new or upgraded schools in regional NSW

19 June 2017 - Regional NSW will have a share of a record State Government investment of $4.2 billion to upgrade and build new schools as part of the 2017-18 state budget over the next four years.

$46 million technology boost for regional schools

19 June 2017 - $46 million will be invested to upgrade wireless connectivity to more than 900 regional and remote NSW schools.

NSW Budget: $217 million for preschool fee relief

9 June 2017 The NSW Budget is backing our youngest learners, making early childhood education more affordable for families with an additional $217 million for the successful Start Strong program.

More support for out of school hours care

31 May 2017 - Not-for-profit providers of out of school hours care can now receive up to $30,000 to expand or establish new services for busy NSW families.

20th anniversary of Bringing Them Home

25 May 2017 - Today the NSW Government paid tribute to the resilience and courage of Indigenous Australians in marking the 20-year anniversary of Bringing Them Home.

Start Strong: $30 million boost for long day care

22 April 2017 - More than 2400 long day care centres across the state will receive a share of a $30 million funding boost as part of the NSW Government’s Start Strong reforms.

New early learning centre creates 60 new places for Gosford families

24 March 2017 - Young local families are benefitting from 60 new early childhood education places in Woy Woy following the opening of St John The Baptist Early Learning Centre.

NAIDOC Week grants to celebrate Aboriginal culture

6 March 2017 - The NSW Government is urging grassroots organisations to hold local events during NAIDOC Week 2017 by providing a total of $200,000 in grants.

New early education and care centre opens in Dubbo

3 March 2017- A purpose-built Early Education and Care Centre was officially opened today creating 50 new places for early education and providing a support hub for the community of West Dubbo.

New Aboriginal Land Rights Registrar appointed

28 February 2017 - Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell today welcomed the appointment of Ms Nicole Courtman as Registrar of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.

Stronger rules for early childhood education

24 February 2017- Families in NSW will benefit from stronger oversight of Family Day Care services and improvements to early childhood education laws.

New era for the NSW Aboriginal

22 February 2017 - Legislation to strengthen the governance and capacity of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Network has passed through NSW parliament.



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