Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Neighbourhood Centres Bear Brunt of LNP Cuts

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Neighbourhood Centres Bear Brunt of LNP Cuts

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Andrea Davy

andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au

A FULL-TIME worker, two part-time workers and three casual tutors at Mackay's George St Neighbourhood Centre have their positions on the jobs chopping block after the LNP axed Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding.

George St Neighbourhood Centre manager Nola Sneyd said it would be a huge loss to the community.

She said one of the programs where funding was being slashed was the Participate in Prosperity (PIP), which helped Mackay people find employment.

C[pounds sterling]From what we have been told, the PIP program and the community adult literacy program ... there will be no new funding for those programs,C[yen] Ms Sneyd said.

Bowen Neighbourhood Centre has also taken a hit.

C[pounds sterling]The recent slashing of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding umbrella by the Newman Government flies in the face of their promises to not cut frontline services to those who are most disadvantaged,C[yen] Bowen community centre co-ordinator Kate Jacka said. …

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