Media Releases by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

$16 million to support our volunteers

Applications for the Gillard Government’s Volunteer Grants are now open with $16 million available to community organisations around the country. In launching the grants round today, Minister for Families, Communities Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin and Minister for Community… Continue reading

Discussion paper on community living area land reform

The Australian Government today released a discussion paper on reforming community living area land in the Northern Territory. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin said that during Stronger Futures consultations Aboriginal people told the Government that they wanted to… Continue reading

Government amendments to NDIS Bill

The Gillard Government is today introducing amendments to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill, that respond to feedback from extensive consultations with people with disability, their families and carers, and with states and territories. The NDIS will provide peace… Continue reading

Website helps parents on the go

A Gillard Government-funded website that provides helpful parenting information for families can now be accessed by busy parents on the go. The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin today launched the Raising Children Network’s new mobile-optimised… Continue reading

National Disability Insurance Scheme Rules released

The Gillard Government today released further detail of the rules that will guide how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) works for people with disability, their families, carers and service providers. The rules support the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill,… Continue reading

Supporting Seniors in Parramatta

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin and Federal Member for Parramatta Julie Owens today joined the Parramatta Greek Senior Citizens’ Club to talk about the boost in the pension and the start of the new Clean… Continue reading

Supporting families in Casula

Managing back-to-school costs has been a bit easier for families in Western Sydney this year thanks to the new Schoolkids Bonus cash payment, delivered by the Gillard Labor Government. Joining families at Casula Public School today, the Minister for Families,… Continue reading

Celebrating 20 years of the Disability Discrimination Act

Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin, and Parliamentary Secretary for Disability and Carers, Jan McLucas today acknowledged the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act. Speaking at the launch of Twenty Years: Twenty Stories, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s collection… Continue reading

Tackling alcohol abuse in Alice Springs

The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin and the Minister for Indigenous Health Warren Snowdon today met with community representatives in Alice Springs to discuss the Gillard Government’s plans to help tackle alcohol abuse in Alice… Continue reading

First national Children’s Commissioner appointed

The Gillard Government today announced the appointment of Ms Megan Mitchell as Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner. The Government congratulates Megan Mitchell on this important and historic appointment. The Gillard Government is establishing a dedicated advocate for children and young… Continue reading

Supporting Seniors in Hindmarsh

The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, and Federal Member for Hindmarsh, Steve Georganas, today joined the local Fulham Over 50’s club to discuss the important support the Gillard Government is providing to seniors. “After a… Continue reading

Supporting families in North-East Adelaide

Managing back-to-school costs has been easier for families in north-east Adelaide this year thanks to the new Schoolkids Bonus cash payment, delivered by the Gillard Government. Joining families at Ingle Farm Primary School today, the Minister for Families, Community Services… Continue reading

Crows kicking goals for Indigenous youth

The Adelaide Football Club is helping young Indigenous people in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands complete high school and become leaders in their community, with support from the Australian Government. The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs,… Continue reading

$100 million boost for Indigenous youth

The Australian Government is investing $100 million over ten years as part of the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package in a major initiative that is helping thousands of young Aboriginal people become more engaged with school, work and… Continue reading

Closing the Gap in Western Sydney

Indigenous families in Western Sydney have access to important services to help them prepare their children for school, thanks to support from the Gillard Government. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, today joined the Federal Member for Lindsay, David… Continue reading