Media Releases by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

DisabilityCare Australia to be rolled out in Queensland

The Gillard Government and Queensland Government have reached an historic agreement today that will see DisabilityCare Australia, the national disability insurance scheme, rolled out across Queensland by July 2019. The agreement will provide around 97,000 Queenslanders with significant or profound… Continue reading

DisabilityCare Australia to be rolled out in Victoria

The Gillard Government and Victorian Coalition Government have reached a historic agreement today that will allow for the full roll out of DisabilityCare Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, in Victoria by July 2019. The agreement will provide more than… Continue reading

$24.5 million to progress Cape York Welfare Reform

The Australian Government will invest $24.5 million over two years to build on the significant gains that have been made in improving Aboriginal people’s lives in the four communities participating in the Cape York Welfare Reform trial. This funding injection… Continue reading

Supporting Indigenous students in Far North Queensland

The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin and the Minister Human Services and Senator for Queensland, Jan McLucas have congratulated AFL Cape York House on their official opening in Cairns today. The Australian Labor Government invested… Continue reading

DisabilityCare Australia to be rolled out in Tasmania

The Gillard Government and Tasmanian Government have reached a significant agreement today that will allow for the full roll out of DisabilityCare Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, in Tasmania by July 2019. The agreement will provide around 11,000 Tasmanian… Continue reading

Locking in a fairer future for Australians with disability

The Gillard Government today announces changes to the Medicare levy to build a better life for Australians with significant and permanent disability. Labor is transforming disability services by creating and locking in funding for DisabilityCare Australia, the national disability insurance… Continue reading

Municipal and essential services for remote communities

The Australian Government is providing $44.1 million to continue to support the delivery of municipal and essential services for Indigenous people in about 340 remote communities. This funding injection in the 2013-14 Budget will supplement investments by state and local… Continue reading

Clontarf transferred to Indigenous Land Corporation

The historic Clontarf site in Perth has been transferred to the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), to ensure it continues to deliver a wide range of benefits to Indigenous people in Western Australia. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, today… Continue reading

Supporting carers in Perth

Carers and families of people with a severe mental illness in Perth will have greater access to support services thanks to a $1.2 million investment for Mental Health Carers Arafmi to deliver a new Mental Health Respite: Carer Support Service.… Continue reading

Abbott must guarantee he won’t cut Indigenous funding

Coalition sources have confirmed that Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will slash vital funding that improves the lives of Indigenous Australians. “While Dr Roberts’ funding threat may have been in the heat of the moment, Coalition sources confirm Aboriginal Affairs will… Continue reading

DisabilityCare Australia to be rolled out in the ACT

The Gillard Government and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government have reached a significant agreement today for the full roll out of DisabilityCare Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, in the ACT. The agreement will provide more than 5000 people… Continue reading

Tasmanians to find out more about DisabilityCare Australia

Tasmanians can learn more about DisabilityCare Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, at a number of upcoming information forums across the state. Federal Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin and Tasmanian Minister for Human Services, Cassy O’Connor encouraged people with… Continue reading

Ernie Bridge AM

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, has honoured the work of Indigenous Labor politician Ernie Bridge. Mr Bridge’s funeral is being held today after he passed away recently at age 76. Mr Bridge was a true leader and trailblazer,… Continue reading