Media Releases by The Hon Dr David Gillespie MP

Donna Ah Chee appointed Chair of Tripartite Forum

A further step towards implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has been taken with the appointment of Alice Springs based Ms Donna Ah Chee as the Chairperson of… Continue reading

Armidale embraces refugee resettlement

Armidale continues to shine as a model of the Federal Coalition Government’s efforts to encourage the settlement of humanitarian migrants into regional communities. Hosted by the Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, the Federal Assistant Minister for Children and… Continue reading

More support for new dads

The Federal Coalition Government recognises the importance of fathers and the positive and significant influence they can have on their children’s lives. That’s why over the next two years, $1.3 million has been made available to support new and expecting… Continue reading

Sport a game-changer for young refugees

The Federal Coalition Government recognises the important role that sport plays in the settlement of young humanitarian migrants. Engagement in sport helps young refugees integrate with their new community and deal with the traumatic events that brought them to Australia.… Continue reading

Refugee Week 2018

Refugee Week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate people who come to Australia through Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program and enrich our society through business and employment Every year, Refugee Week is celebrated around the country. This year Refugee… Continue reading

Relaunch of Family Relationships Online

The launch of the redeveloped Family Relationships Online website today further supports the Federal Coalition Government’s commitment to Australian families. The newly refreshed website, launched today by the Attorney General, Christian Porter, and Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Dr… Continue reading

Disadvantaged ACT families to receive support

The Federal Coalition Government today announced it will commit up to $600,000 to improve the lifetime outcomes of families and children in the ACT in the areas that need it most. Working in partnership with the ACT Government, the Commonwealth… Continue reading

SORTLI app helps young people gain independence

A new mobile app to help young people transition from out-of-home care into more independent living has now launched as part of the Towards Independent Adulthood trial. Sortli is a free mobile app which provides information on important areas of… Continue reading

New action plan to help Aussies feeling the pinch

Australia’s leading companies and not-for-profit organisations have joined forces to improve the support on offer to people experiencing financial hardship. Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Dr David Gillespie, today addressed the launch of the Financial Inclusion Action Plan… Continue reading

New Action Plan to support children with heart disease

The Federal Coalition Government has today pledged its support for the development of a National Childhood Heart Disease Action Plan, to help save the lives and improve the quality of care for Australian children living with congenital/childhood heart disease. The… Continue reading