$195,000 for CASS Telephone System Replacement Project Improving Service Efficiency

 

The Hon David Coleman MP Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Federal Member for Banks

 

John Alexander MP

Federal Member for Bennelong


 Media Release

The Morrison Government has committed $195,000 to the Chinese Australian Services Society (commonly known in the community by its brand name “CASS”) to upgrade its telecommunications system vital to services in Sydney and Wollongong. 
 
The announcement was made today at the CASS Meadowbank Centre, one of fourteen operating sites managed by CASS.  
 
CASS is a charity organisation that provides a wide range of community services, including in residential aged care, disability, vocation and training, settlement and health services, and family and childcare support.  
 
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs and Member for Banks David Coleman said the funding would significantly enhance the contribution of CASS to the thousands of people who access their services. 
 
“CASS delivers a comprehensive range of social and welfare services to multicultural communities, with more than 2,800 families in Sydney and Wollongong accessing their services each week,” Mr Coleman said. 
 
“This digital upgrade will make the services of CASS more efficient, and will make a real difference to staff and the many community members who access their services. I am pleased we have been able to secure funding for this important project.”  
 
John Alexander, the Federal Member for Bennelong, said the funding demonstrated the Government’s recognition of the importance of working closely with community organisations like CASS.  
 

 “The Morrison Government is committed to supporting local communities to prosper and grow. CASS do incredible work in my electorate of Bennelong, and this investment will enable them to continue their great service to our multicultural community.”, Mr Alexander said.   Maria Cheng, Chief Operations Manager of CASS welcomed the funding news and said the new digital system is critical to operations, especially through supporting clients with disabilities and the elderly.   
 
“As our operations involve multiple sites and many clients need constant care, we need a reliable and powerful system that links all of our sites through cloud-based technology. It will greatly enhance productivity and efficiency”, Ms Cheng said.  
 
The funding of organisations like CASS demonstrates the Government’s commitment to working closely with local organisations to provide valuable services and activities that support multicultural communities and create a stronger Australia. 
  
Media contact: Erica Green 0439 791 655

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