Steve Irons MP Federal Member for Swan

ABMUSIC gains Indigenous Advancement Strategy grant

20 July 2015

Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons today announced that Aboriginal Corporation ABMUSIC in Waterford will receive $475,000 over three years under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to deliver VET placements which will improve outcomes for First Australians in Swan.

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the Government’s investment through the IAS grant round had increased from $860 million to $1 billion, with 996 organisations to receive funding for over 1,350 projects throughout Australia.

“The increased investment through the grant round is the result of the Government honouring its commitment to provide longer funding agreements for important frontline services and ensure that any gaps that emerged as part of the round were filled as quickly as possible,” Minister Scullion said.

“This increased investment will help deliver on the Government’s key priorities of getting children to school and adults to work and making communities safer.”

Mr Irons said he welcomed the $475,000 funding announcement which will add value to about 70 funded Vocational Education and Training (VET) placements to improve Indigenous student outcomes in Swan and surrounding areas.

“This is a strategic investment in education which will provide support and transitional pathways to practical experience for students and will increase training and employment opportunities in the music industry,” Mr Irons said.

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