Media Releases by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Newman robs Peter to pay Paul

Premier Campbell Newman and the Queensland LNP Government are robbing Peter to pay Paul by announcing today that they will divert $12 million from a…

Schoolkids Bonus cash arrives from today

From today the first payment of the Schoolkids Bonus will be delivered straight into the bank accounts of 1.3 million families. It will help lighten…

New social security agreement with Latvia

A new social security agreement between Australia and Latvia will make retirement easier for about 2,000 Australian and Latvian residents. From today, people who have…

Dads welcome a special new arrival

Today marks the first day of the Gillard Government’s Dad and Partner Pay which gives more support for working dads when a baby arrives. Dad…

New Indigenous Ranger Jobs for the NT

Sixteen new Indigenous ranger positions are being funded in the Northern Territory to protect and conserve Australia’s precious environment. These positions have been funded through…

Newman’s numbers don’t add up on NDIS

The Australian Government welcomes the interest of the Queensland Government in much-needed reform to disability care and support in that state. I am concerned however…

Good Shepherd to continue helping people in need

The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, today officially launched Good Shepherd Microfinance, a Victorian-based community organisation that is providing financial…

Funding boost for Taree playgroup

Families in Taree will continue to have access to critical early childhood support with the Australian Government providing a $306,000 funding boost for the local…

Sydney’s west celebrates NDIS announcement

The Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin, joined the Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland, in Western Sydney today to celebrate the announcement that the…

Schoolkids Bonus only weeks away

Today the Minister for Families, Jenny Macklin, and the Member for Reid, John Murphy, visited Homebush West Public School to encourage parents with kids starting…

Fund helps Australians get ready for an NDIS

The Australian Government today announced the 73 successful projects that will share funding from the $10 million Practical Design Fund to help prepare for the…