Mo­bile ser­vice rolls up

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PEO­PLE across Bund­aberg and the North Bur­nett will have ac­cess to Cen­tre­link, Medi­care and Child Sup­port in­for­ma­tion this month as Golden Wat­tle, a mo­bile ser­vice cen­tre, hits the re­gion to give lo­cals easy ac­cess to gov­ern­ment ser­vices.

Golden Wat­tle is one of two 20 tonne trucks run by the De­part­ment of Hu­man Ser­vices that have trav­elled to more than 4000 com­mu­ni­ties pro­vid­ing free ser­vices.

Staff on board can help with Cen­tre­link claims, Medi­care reg­is­tra­tions and on­line ser­vices. A de­part­men­tal so­cial worker will also be on board to help peo­ple in cri­sis and can pro­vide re­fer­rals to coun­sel­lors and le­gal ser­vices, as well as as­sist with fi­nan­cial help.

Min­is­ter for Hu­man Ser­vices Michael Keenan said Golden Wat­tle pro­vided tai­lored sup­port and in­for­ma­tion to peo­ple in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

“Mo­bile Ser­vice Cen­tres re­in­force the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to de­liv­er­ing the best ser­vices to all Aus­tralians,” Mr Keenan said. The mo­bile ser­vice will visit:

● Biggen­den on Thurs­day from 10am to 4pm, lo­cated op­po­site the Com­mer­cial Ho­tel at Vic­to­ria St.

● Childers on Fri­day from 9am to 4pm, near the Court­house, Churchill Street

● Gin Gin on Mon­day, Jan­uary 21, from 9.30am to 3pm, lo­cated op­po­site the Am­bu­lance Sta­tion, Mul­grave St.

● Monto on Tues­day, Jan­uary 22, from 9am to 3pm, lo­cated near the Com­mu­nity Hall, Ruther­ford St.

● Gayn­dah on Wednes­day, Jan­uary 23, from 9am to 4pm, lo­cated in front of the Town Hall, Cap­per St.

● Booyal on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 24 from 9.30am to 3pm, at the Booyal Road­house Fuel and Restau­rant car park, Bruce Hwy.

● Pros­ton on Fri­day, Jan­uary 25, from 9.30am to 3pm, lo­cated op­po­site the li­brary in Blake St. For more call 132 316.

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