Media Releases by The Hon John Cobb MP

Census 2006 – Counting the Homeless

The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today used National Homelessness Week as a timely reminder of the importance of maintaining accurate details on the incidence of homelessness which can ultimately help in preventing homelessness. ‘As part of the 2006… Continue reading

$2 million to deliver scouting to Indigenous communities

The Australian Government will deliver $2 million in funding to Scouts Australia for the National Indigenous Scouting Programme in isolated Indigenous communities. The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today welcomed the announcement that the Australian Government would provide funding… Continue reading

ACT Government leaves Homeless in the cold

The ACT Government’s slashing of much-needed funds set aside for public housing in the Territory will threaten the safety and security of our most vulnerable citizens. The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today criticised the ACT Government for its… Continue reading

Sweet Smell of Success

Over $431 000 in Australian Government funding has given forty-two people with a disability in the Broken Hill area the opportunity to maintain meaningful employment. The Minister for Community Services and Member for Parkes, John Cobb, today officially opened the… Continue reading

Minister meets with Indigenous youth

A group of 16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men and women have met with the Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, to update the Minister on their projects to assist and encourage other Indigenous youth. ‘Since their first… Continue reading

$8.6m to prevent youth homelessness in Australia

More than $8.6 million in funding will be provided to 46 Reconnect services across Australia to provide continued support to young people and their families. The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today announced continued funding for Reconnect services, which… Continue reading

Bringing youth issues to the table

The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today attended the final meeting of the 2005 National Youth Roundtable, to discuss cultural and linguistic diversity, the needs of young carers, mental health and other issues impacting Australian youth. Mr Cobb said… Continue reading

Government Supports Victims of London Bombings

Australian survivors and family members of the victims of the 7 July 2005 London Bombings will be able to attend the first anniversary commemorations under an assistance package delivered by the Australian Government. The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb,… Continue reading

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Arrangements

The Australian Government is committing $13.1 million over four years in the 2006-07 Budget to ensure survivors and their families affected by disasters receive help faster and easier. The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today said Australian Government disaster… Continue reading

Minister connects with community

Service providers today showcased their achievements to the Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, as part of his visit to grassroots services in the Brisbane area. ‘I had the honour of experiencing first hand the extraordinary work that these services… Continue reading

Progress on Assistance following Cyclone Larry

The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today met with Centrelink staff in Innisfail, thanking them for the help they have given to people in the region following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Larry. ‘Centrelink staff have been helping people… Continue reading

National Youth Week ’06: Just Add You

Mix together a bit of fun, a festival and a live band or two, throw in a few exhibitions, then…. Just Add You! The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, is inviting all Australians aged 12 to 25 to join… Continue reading

Australian Government Assistance following Cyclone Larry

The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today said the Australian Government would deliver support and assistance to families and businesses affected by the recent Tropical Cyclone Larry in Queensland. ‘The Australian Government recognises the trauma suffered by those adversely… Continue reading

Mentoring Australia’s youth

The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, joined with the Governor-General, Major-General Michael Jeffrey today to announce a new partnership between the Australian Government and community organisations, providing Australian youth with further mentoring opportunities. Mr Cobb said the National Youth… Continue reading