Speeches by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Launch Carers Week

*** Check Against Delivery *** I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we are gathering on this morning. We are here today to applaud and thank the hundreds of thousands of carers who contribute so much… Continue reading

Healing Foundation report

*** Check Against Delivery *** When the Prime Minister formally apologised to Indigenous Australians he said it gave us the chance to deal with unfinished business and remove a great stain from the nation’s soul. He also spoke of the… Continue reading

Fabian Society Annual Dinner

*** Check Against Delivery *** I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation – the traditional owners of the land we are gathered on tonight. Thank you for the invitation to be here. It’s a great… Continue reading

Blank Page Summit on Suicide

*** E & OE – Proof only *** FRAN KELLY: Federal and state ministers, bureaucrats and Indigenous people from around the country will meet this week in one of the most remote locations in Australia for a national summit on… Continue reading

National Summit : Resilience for Children

It’s so great to see such a wide cross section of people here today – all of us with a common purpose to build strength and resilience in our children. The conviction that this is a shared responsibility is reflected… Continue reading