Media Releases by The Hon Julie Collins MP

Supporting women in sport

Minister for Sport Senator Kate Lundy and the Minister for the Status of Women Julie Collins today encouraged women aspiring to be leaders in sport to apply for a grant to help them realise their potential. Under the Sport Leadership… Continue reading

Canberra students discuss respectful relationships

The Minister for the Status of Women, Julie Collins MP, and the Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann MP, today visited Canberra Grammar School – a leading participant in the Australian Government’s Respectful Relationships program. “It’s important we educate young people… Continue reading

New Bill to improve gender equality in the workplace

The Australian Government has today introduced legislation into Parliament to improve gender equality in Australian workplaces. The Minister for the Status of Women, Julie Collins MP, introduced the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 and said… Continue reading

Headspace Hobart officially open for business

Australia’s newest headspace was officially opened in Hobart today by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler. headspace Hobart is the 33rd headspace to open in Australia. It will help thousands of young people aged 12 to 25… Continue reading

138 outstanding Australian women recognised

One hundred and thirty eight women have been honoured in the general division of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Australia Day Awards. The Minister for the Status of Women, Julie Collins, today recognised the Australia Day award recipients… Continue reading

Helping families reach their savings goals

More than 3200 Australians have used the Saver Plus program over the past 18 months to save for their children’s or their own education, and the vast majority were women. The Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins, said the Gillard… Continue reading

New report into child protection in Australia

A new report released today confirms the need for all levels of government to continue to work together to reduce and prevent child abuse and neglect. The 15th annual report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Child Protection… Continue reading

Salvation Army spreading the spirit of Christmas

The Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins, today helped wrap gifts and hand out food and toys at the Salvation Army’s Clarence Doorways Centre in Howrah as part of its Christmas Cheer appeal. This year, the Salvation Army will open… Continue reading

Twenty-nine Aboriginal trainees graduate in Sydney

Twenty-nine Aboriginal students have new industry-specific skills and job opportunities, following their graduation from school based traineeships at a ceremony in Sydney today. Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Julie Collins, and Senator for New South Wales, Matt Thistlethwaite,… Continue reading

Collins in the new Gillard Ministry

The Federal Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP, was today named as the new Minister for Community Services, the Status of Women, Indigenous Employment and Economic Development. “I am extremely honoured to take this new role in the new Gillard… Continue reading

New service to help 400 vulnerable young people

The CREATE Foundation’s new Newcastle office opened today to support up to 400 young people transitioning from out of home care in the Hunter region over the next two years. Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib, Parliamentary Secretary… Continue reading

National Communities for Children forum

The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins today opened the Communities for Children National Forum, in Glenelg, South Australia. Ms Collins said the two-day forum was an opportunity for 120 staff from Communities for Children services across Australia to… Continue reading

Supporting grandparent carers

Grandparent carers will be able to share experiences and build their parenting skills through 25 new peer support groups which were launched today by the Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, and the Senator for South Australia, Anne McEwen,… Continue reading

Celebrating our volunteers’ achievements

Today marks International Volunteer Day, an opportunity for Australians to recognise the selfless contribution of our volunteers. The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today congratulated the more than 200,000 Australians who give their time, energy and expertise to… Continue reading

Celebrating 10 years of support for Australian Families

The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today congratulated Families Australia for a decade of support to Australian families. Ms Collins applauded Families Australia’s efforts in promoting the needs and interests of families since it was established in 2001… Continue reading

$333,000 for telephone financial counselling in Tasmania

Anglicare Tasmania will receive a $333,000 boost from the Gillard Government to expand its telephone financial counselling services to vulnerable Tasmanians. The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today visited Anglicare Tasmania in Hobart to announce the funding, which… Continue reading

More help for vulnerable children in Lismore

Lismore is one of four sites across Australia trialling a new assessment tool to help doctors, nurses, teachers and other practitioners to identify and respond early to the needs of vulnerable children. The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins,… Continue reading

Playford teen parents get more support for work

Families in and around Playford will have extra help to provide a safe, happy and healthy environment for their children as part of the Gillard Government’s new workforce participation reforms. The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, and the… Continue reading