McBain at Salvation Army Employment Plus Mobile Bus Program Launch

Written by: The Yass Phoenix


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The Hon Kristy McBain MP, Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories and Federal Member for Eden-Monaro spoke at last week’s launch of the Salvation Army Employment Plus Mobile Bus Program in Canberra.

“This mobile bus is nothing short of amazing and you really should not underestimate the difference this is going to make to regional communities.

“Public transport is not a thing for so many of our towns and villages. Even across Eden-Monaro, access to good connectivity, the ability to have a driver’s license and access to a car can be difficult. What this mobile bus is going to do is bring services directly to our communities. Small communities like Bibbenluke, Bombala, Berridale. Plus, bigger centres like Yass, Cooma and Jindabyne, as well as Harden.

“This bus enables people who may never have been able to get job ready without this support. It enables people to access wraparound services through the Salvation Army. We have heard today that this has evolved from the 1890s to the 1990s. Now we are in 2023, and this service will be nothing short of extraordinary for a lot of people, who perhaps would not take that initial step to go to a service to be job ready. They might not even ask for the assistance when they need it.

“The bus is going to be open and rolling into a town near you soon, and I am excited to officially launch it today with the Salvation Army,” she said.

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