Media Releases by Senator the Hon Jan McLucas

Aussie sailors charter course and cruise to gold

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated skipper Daniel Fitzgibbon and sailor Liesl Tesch on winning gold in the two-person keelboat SKUD18 competition. The sailors… Continue reading

Freney wins record gold haul

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated swimmer Jacqui Freney on winning gold in the women’s 400m freestyle S7. Jacqui smashed the record to chase… Continue reading

Cowdrey wins more gold

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated Matt Cowdrey on winning gold in the men’s 200m individual medley SM9. Matt claimed his 12th medal to… Continue reading

Another golden night for Australia

Australia has collected three gold, two silver and three bronze medals on day eight of the London Paralympic Games to increase our haul to 69 medals. In the pool, Australian picked up four medals with superstars Matt Cowdrey and Jacqui… Continue reading

Nicholas leads the pack to land gold

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated cyclist David Nicholas on winning the men’s individual C3 time trial on day one of the Paralympic road… Continue reading

Australia adds to medal haul on day seven

Australia has collected four gold, three silver and two bronze medals on day seven of the London Paralympic Games to lift our tally to an impressive 61 medals. Our cyclists made an impact on day one of the road racing… Continue reading

Colman claims gold

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated Richard Colman on winning the men’s 800m T53 final. The champion wheelchair athlete edged out Canada’s Brent Lakatos… Continue reading

Cooke cycles circuit to claim gold

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated cyclist Carol Cooke on wining the T2 class 8km mixed time trial. Making her Paralympic debut, Carol won… Continue reading

Swimmers seal day six with more gold

Australia has collected bronze on the athletics track and our swimmers have added two gold and one bronze to our medal haul on day six of the London Paralympic Games. Adding four medals to our tally on Tuesday, Australia has… Continue reading

Hall gets gold and sinks world record

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated swimmer Brenden Hall on winning the men’s 400m freestyle S9 final. Brenden streaked ahead of his competitors in… Continue reading

Freney swims into the record books

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated swimmer Jacqui Freney on winning the women’s 50m freestyle S7 final at the London Paralympics. Jacqui leads the… Continue reading

Records fall on day five

Australia has bagged five new medals on day five of the Paralympics in London, adding two gold, two silver and one bronze to our Games haul to lift our total to 48 medals. Our swimmers scooped two gold medals in… Continue reading

Aussie golden girls win relay

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team on winning gold at the London Paralympics. Australian swimmers Jacqui Freney, Maddi… Continue reading

Freney’s golden streak continues

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated swimmer Jacqui Freney on winning the S7 100m freestyle final. Jacqui entered the race as the world record… Continue reading

Aussie cyclists lead the pack in gold pursuit

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated cyclist Felicity Johnson and pilot Stephanie Morton on winning gold in the women’s individual 1km time trial for… Continue reading

Swimmers scoop gold in the pool

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today congratulated our Australian swimmers on setting new records in the pool to collect three gold medals on day two… Continue reading

Aussie Paralympians take centre stage

Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Jan McLucas today wish our 161-strong Australian Team all the best for a successful Paralympic Games in London. Australians around the nation… Continue reading

A sea of blessings for patrol boat in Queensland

A patrol boat provided by the Australian Government has today been blessed and is ready to take to the seas in the Torres Strait. The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, and Senator for Queensland, Jan… Continue reading