Speeches by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Garma Festival 2008

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I would like to thank the Gumatj people for welcoming all of us to their country today and pay my respects to the traditional owners. Your welcome is especially appreciated today as it is the International Day… Continue reading

Opening Address Garma Festival 2008

Thank you Galarrwuy for that kind introduction. I would like to thank the Gumatj people for welcoming all of us to your country today to celebrate the Yolngu culture at this wonderful festival. I recognise the very difficult times the… Continue reading

Cape York Institute Leadership Academy

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY First I would like to pay my respects to the traditional owners and elders of the Cairns and Cape York Region, especially those whose land we are on today, the Gimuy Walubarra Yidinydji. The Cape York Policy… Continue reading

Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Good morning. Thank you Doreen for your welcome to country – I greatly appreciate being welcomed onto Wurundjeri land. And thank you to Professor [Alan] Hayes [AIFS director] for that kind introduction. This is a very important… Continue reading

Anglicare – Launch of Strategic Plan

It’s great to be here today to launch Anglicare Victoria’s Strategic Plan. This plan outlines an inspiring vision to help disadvantaged children, young people and families reach their full potential and plots the path for achieving that vision. The values… Continue reading

Eulogy at the memorial service for Dr Marika

I would like to acknowledge the traditional lands of the Rirratjingu people. I also want to convey the Prime Minister’s condolences. Dr Marika, a Rirratjingu woman from Yirrkala, was very much her father’s daughter. Roy Marika taught his daughter community… Continue reading

Centenary of the age pension

One hundred years ago today, landmark legislation was introduced into a young Australian Parliament that was to put Australia at the forefront of social policy reform and forever entrench the notion of a ‘fair go’ in the national conscience. On… Continue reading

Beyond Mabo: Native title and closing the gap

2008 Mabo Lecture CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Beyond Mabo: Native title and closing the gap. First I acknowledge the traditional owners – the Wulguru-Kaba and Bindal people. I also want to acknowledge the huge contribution being made by James Cook University… Continue reading

Certainty and security for seniors and carers

Statement by the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Jenny Macklin, MP Carers perform a vital role in our community caring for people with disabilities, the frail, the elderly and the infirm. They do a… Continue reading

Out of the chaos

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY First I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land where we meet. I also want to thank the organisers for convening this session. Over the years I’ve been at many of these conferences but… Continue reading