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Labor promises more youth workers

By johnboy - 4 September 2012 11

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that if she gets four more years we’ll get five more youth outreach workers!

If re-elected, ACT Labor will provide $2.5 million over four years to keep our young people on track – engaged, connected and valued as members of our community.

ACT Labor will provide $2.5 million over four years to employ five additional youth outreach workers to engage and support our young people and their families in the community at key transition points in their lives.

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Labor promises more youth workers
colourful sydney rac 3:30 pm 06 Sep 12

Mysteryman said :

I agree with both of these. Labor caused the problem in the first place *but* cutting the funding to youth services. This is a throw away promise that won’t do anything worthwhile. Disappointing (lack of ) effort, Katy.

When you pedantically attack other posters (Comic and Gamer Nerd) for typographical errors in their posts, you run the risk of looking very silly, in the event you make an error in one of yours…

thisnexus 3:20 pm 06 Sep 12

Thumper said :

housebound said :

Don’t call her Joyless. It’s mean and adds nothing to the public debate. It’s as bad as calling someone Juliar, Mr Rabbit, or Stanhopeless.

Agree 100%.

It’s simply childish.

See my response to housebound dude, I will change up.

Thumper 5:21 pm 05 Sep 12

housebound said :

Don’t call her Joyless. It’s mean and adds nothing to the public debate. It’s as bad as calling someone Juliar, Mr Rabbit, or Stanhopeless.

Agree 100%.

It’s simply childish.

thisnexus 4:39 pm 05 Sep 12

housebound said :

Don’t call her Joyless. It’s mean and adds nothing to the public debate. It’s as bad as calling someone Juliar, Mr Rabbit, or Stanhopeless.

Fair enuff housebound, its private nickname, and your right, its a bit petty, school yard and mean. I will be more considerate in future posts.

housebound 10:22 am 05 Sep 12

Don’t call her Joyless. It’s mean and adds nothing to the public debate. It’s as bad as calling someone Juliar, Mr Rabbit, or Stanhopeless.

Mysteryman 10:17 am 05 Sep 12

thisnexus said :

alllenthough said :

Unbelievable language use. Re-hiring a small number of youth workers is a more appropriate turn of phrase. Labor only got rid of the services of our youth centres and their workers at the start of the year. Now the clowns are going to fund non govt agencies to do the same job. Sounds like passing the buck and avoiding any responsibility and liability for the govt. if it is such a good f_____ing idea why did they shut identical services as school started this year.

+ 1 As someone in the “machine” I know this is a cynical and insincere announcement… the only reason we are seeing this is because Joyless completely screwed up the recent reforms, stripped millions form frontline services in favour of an untested model, and totally ignored the advice of the community sector about the fall out… This minister has lost the respect of even conservative youth and family workers, and made a royal mess of things. this is band aid election crap that will at best address only the problems SHE made, and wont touch the sides of the real need out there.

I agree with both of these. Labor caused the problem in the first place but cutting the funding to youth services. This is a throw away promise that won’t do anything worthwhile. Disappointing (lack of ) effort, Katy.

Thumper 10:03 am 05 Sep 12

This would be Joy Burch’s portfolio would it not?

Says it all really.

neanderthalsis 9:20 am 05 Sep 12

Parkinson’s Law of Social Work:

It’s well known that social problems increase to occupy the total number of social workers available to deal with them.

thisnexus 7:21 am 05 Sep 12

alllenthough said :

Unbelievable language use. Re-hiring a small number of youth workers is a more appropriate turn of phrase. Labor only got rid of the services of our youth centres and their workers at the start of the year. Now the clowns are going to fund non govt agencies to do the same job. Sounds like passing the buck and avoiding any responsibility and liability for the govt. if it is such a good f_____ing idea why did they shut identical services as school started this year.

+ 1 As someone in the “machine” I know this is a cynical and insincere announcement… the only reason we are seeing this is because Joyless completely screwed up the recent reforms, stripped millions form frontline services in favour of an untested model, and totally ignored the advice of the community sector about the fall out… This minister has lost the respect of even conservative youth and family workers, and made a royal mess of things. this is band aid election crap that will at best address only the problems SHE made, and wont touch the sides of the real need out there.

tommo 8:33 pm 04 Sep 12

alllenthough said :

Unbelievable language use. Re-hiring a small number of youth workers is a more appropriate turn of phrase. Labor only got rid of the services of our youth centres and their workers at the start of the year. Now the clowns are going to fund non govt agencies to do the same job. Sounds like passing the buck and avoiding any responsibility and liability for the govt. if it is such a good f_____ing idea why did they shut identical services as school started this year.

It’s probably only being put back in place due to the elections, possibly to get the boot again once they’re over.
At least it’s good news for the residents in Chisholm?

alllenthough 6:49 pm 04 Sep 12

Unbelievable language use. Re-hiring a small number of youth workers is a more appropriate turn of phrase. Labor only got rid of the services of our youth centres and their workers at the start of the year. Now the clowns are going to fund non govt agencies to do the same job. Sounds like passing the buck and avoiding any responsibility and liability for the govt. if it is such a good f_____ing idea why did they shut identical services as school started this year.

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