Media Releases by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Problem gambling reforms

The Gillard Government today welcomed the support of the Parliament for its National Gambling Reform Bills. The Government’s legislation sets out a package of reforms to help problem gamblers and their families, including voluntary pre-commitment on poker machines and $250… Continue reading

Government clarifies native title tax treatment

New laws to clarify the income tax treatment of native title benefits were introduced into Parliament today. The Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 6) Bill 2012 introduced into Parliament today delivers on a Gillard Government commitment announced earlier this… Continue reading

Income Management in the Northern Territory

The Australian Government today announced improvements to the delivery of income management in the Northern Territory, in response to findings from an interim evaluation report. Income management helps families ensure their welfare payments are spent in the best interests of… Continue reading

Legislation for a National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Australian Government today took another step towards giving people with disability the care and support they need over their lifetimes, with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill into Parliament. The Gillard Government has delivered $1… Continue reading

Disability Champions Celebrated in National Awards

Thirteen outstanding individuals and organisations were tonight honoured for their work to improve the lives of people with disability at the annual National Disability Awards. The Awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate the remarkable contributions of people with disability… Continue reading

720 Public Consultation Contributions Received

More than 720 individuals and organisations have provided input to the Government to assist with the establishment of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses of Child Sexual Abuse. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and Minister for Families Jenny Macklin said there has… Continue reading

New website to support seniors online

Brendan O’Connor MP Acting Minister for Families, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs Joint Media Release with:Senator Doug Cameron, Senator for New South Wales Older Australians now have greater access to training resources and information to help them get online with… Continue reading

More support for families in Fitzroy Crossing

Families in the Fitzroy Crossing community in Western Australia’s Kimberley region now have greater access to child care and early childhood support services with the completion of a new children and family centre. The Minister for Families, Community Services and… Continue reading

Gambling reforms legislation

Tomorrow the Australian Government will introduce legislation into the Parliament for the first national reforms to help problem gamblers and their families. We expect the legislation will now pass the House of Representatives and the Senate. The legislation will put… Continue reading

We’re Listening Joe

As I listened to Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey, on ABC’s Insiders this morning I heard that Tony Abbott and the Liberals will: Destroy Labor’s Schoolkids Bonus, hurting 1.3 million families each year. By removing the Schoolkids Bonus – worth $410… Continue reading

Thousands Sharing a Cuppa To Make An NDIS Real

The Prime Minister and members of the Gillard Government today joined thousands of people across Australia to share a cup of tea with friends, family and fellow campaigners in support of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). More than 1700… Continue reading