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"The Senate will use every available tool at its disposal to restore the dignity and integrity of our senators “ not to punish them as some have," said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, the No 10 leader, who introduced the bill.
But in comments last year, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell had described the bill as part of a GOP effort to "enshrine" conservative principles on social issues. In a letter to Republicans last month, McConnell said he supported the bill because it would end the "disturbing trend of sexual politics in our society" by protecting against rape.
"I urge you to ensure that there will be no attempt to change the fundamental constitutional rights of our American citizens, including reproductive rights," McConnell wrote.
Grants available to help young people with disabilities. $200,000 for the Family Independence Centre.
$200,000 for the Family Independence Centre. $100,000 to the Office of the Special Envoy for Children with Disabilities, responsible for assisting in the implementation of the Family Independent Living Plan.
, responsible for assisting in the implementation of the Family Independent Living Plan. $50,000 to support the Safe Place Program.
$50,000 to support the Safe Place Program. $40,000 to assist youth aged 12 to 16 in accessing safe living arrangements and services provided by Youth Service Australia.
$80,000 over two years to assist new adults with a disability on their own.
$100,000 to support a network of community support, including the Safe Place Project.
$200,000 over two years for a new regional housing program to meet the needs of disadvantaged families across the country.
$200,000 over two years to support mental health crisis response.
$100,000 over two years for community programs to support people with social needs through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
$100,000 for the Safe Place Program to help young people with disabilities use their own resources in creating safe and secure living arrangements.
$40,000 to support new permanent permanent housing for people in the Australian Capital Territory.
$100,000 over three years for the Family Independent Living Plan to provide support to young people with disabilities.
$50,000 to support the Office of the Special Envoy for Children with Disabilities to help provide information and consultation for the Special Family Independent Living Plan.
$50,000 over three years to support Youth and Youth Service organisations.
$100,000 over two years to help young people with special needs with access to local services such as Job Corps.
$100,000 over two years to support young people with disabilities through Community Learning Outcomes training.
$50,000 over two years for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to provide health and safety education and the National Wellbeing and Disability Project.
$400,000 for a series of new grants to young people with disabilities in the state and territory.
$300,000 over two years to help young people with disabilities to access the services they need to access their own income, including rent and mortgage.
$150,000 to support new community and community-based organisations.
$100,000 over two years for an early childhood education program for people aged 15 to 17.
$100,000 over three years for a new family living arrangements scheme for people with a disability.
$25,000 over three years for a special needs program.