Media Releases by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Boost for Youth Activities in Northern Territory

The Australian Government will deliver $2.6 million for 30 youth activity projects aimed at young people living in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, said the Government is… Continue reading

Macklin Congratulates Australia Day Award Recipients

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, today congratulated Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who were awarded Australia Day honours. “Australia Day is a time to celebrate and recognise the achievements of Australians who have given… Continue reading

$85,000 Boost for Darwin Youth

The Australian Government has committed $85,000 to a youth program of music, arts, craft and theatre activities for around 350 young people. A series of workshops and activities will be held over the next four months, culminating in a concert… Continue reading

Macklin Meets Northern Territory Emergency Taskforce

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, today met with the Northern Territory Emergency Taskforce to discuss the progress of emergency measures in the Northern Territory (NT). “I had a very valuable meeting today with… Continue reading

Supporting the Wellbeing of Families and Children

Seventy-five new services will open across Australia this year to support the wellbeing of families and children. “I would like to congratulate the organisations selected to operate these valuable services which will not only benefit families but also the wider… Continue reading

National Indigenous Council

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, today thanked the National Indigenous Council and its members for their contribution to the previous Government over the past four years. “I have decided not to continue with… Continue reading

Income Management to begin in Wadeye

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin today announced the rollout, saying Wadeye now joined the more than 25 communities and their associated outstations and town camps in the NT where income management had been… Continue reading

Income Management continues to roll out

Income management will commence tomorrow, 7 January 2008 in the Alice Springs Town Camps, Ingerreke and Amoonguna. The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin today announced the further rollout of income management in these communities.… Continue reading

Working Together Towards Reconciliation

Real progress on the path towards reconciliation took a step forward today with the first consultations to develop a national apology to the Stolen Generation. The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Ms Jenny Macklin MP met… Continue reading

Building stronger Indigenous communities

Jobs, economic development and training opportunities for Indigenous Australians will be at the core of the Rudd Labor Government’s approach to income support. To meet the Government’s election commitment to reform rather than abolish the Community Development Employment Program (CDEP),… Continue reading

Celebrate International Volunteer Day: December 5

Jenny Macklin and Ursula Stephens today celebrated International Volunteer Day in recognition of the vital contribution volunteers make to communities both here and abroad. International Volunteer Day provides the perfect opportunity for organisations and individuals to extend a warm thank… Continue reading

Inaugural national disability awards announced

Jenny Macklin and Bill Shorten today congratulated the recipients and finalists of the inaugural National Disability Awards announced last night at a special ceremony in Canberra. The National Disability Awards 2007 recognise the achievement of people with disability and their… Continue reading