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Connected Beginnings to help Derby’s Indigenous children

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Derby community in Durack will be supported to improve their health and helped to make a positive transition to school.

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Morrison Government is providing $2.8 million through the Connected Beginnings program to help Derby’s Indigenous children.

“The Connected Beginnings program will connect health care, early childhood education and family support services to provide tailored support to families,” Ms Price said.

“This will help the children be prepared for school.”

The Morrison Government is providing $45 million over the next three years for Connected Beginnings projects across Australia.

“Supporting the health and development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Durack is a priority,” said Ms Price.

“One of the key goals of the Connected Beginnings program is to ensure children are ready to start learning from their first day of school.

“Happy, healthy children who are ready to start school are better able to take advantage of their opportunities to learn and grow at school.

“The Morrison Government’s funding will help set children on the path to academic success and a lifetime of better opportunities,” she said.

Durack is the latest community in Australia to benefit from the Morrison Government’s support of improved outcomes with Connected Beginnings operating in Mt Druitt, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Galiwin’ku, Doomadgee, Port Augusta, Mildura and Ceduna.

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