Media Releases by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Death of Yothu Yindi singer

We have today lost a great Australian voice in the efforts towards reconciliation. We have lost a uniquely talented musician, a passionate advocate for Aboriginal…

Baby Bonus changes pass the House

The Government’s responsible changes to the family payments system have passed the House of Representatives with the support of the Opposition. These amendments to the…

Call to get more people into remote jobs

Applications have opened for the first round of the Community Development Fund (CDF), an integral element of the Gillard Government’s new $1.5 billion Remote Jobs…

Australians begin journey to recognition

Today Australians step up their efforts to build public awareness and community support for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our…

National Sorry Day a time to remember

Today is National Sorry Day, a time for all Australians to reflect on the profound grief and trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

Chaotic Coalition will only hurt families

Tony Abbott’s own colleagues are yet again revolting against his unfair policies that will hurt Australian families. The Nationals Senate Leader Barnaby Joyce has today…

Kicking goals for Indigenous youth

The Gillard Labor Government is investing nearly $1.3 million to continue supporting the next generation of Indigenous leaders, in partnership with the Australian Football League.…

Federal Budget delivers DisabilityCare for Ipswich

Ipswich residents with disability, their families and carers came together today to celebrate DisabilityCare Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, being rolled out across Queensland.…