Media Releases by The Hon Julie Collins MP

More help for vulnerable children in Elizabeth

Children needing additional support in the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth will benefit from more targeted support through a new assessment tool which brings common understanding among professionals including doctors, nurses, teachers and childcare workers. The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services,… 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

Reports show Saver Plus is helping people on low incomes

The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today launched two reports which highlight the great success of the Saver Plus program. Saver Plus is a matched-savings and financial education program helping people on low incomes develop a saving habit.… Continue reading

White Balloon Day 2011

Today marks the 15th anniversary of White Balloon Day, an annual national event run by Bravehearts to raise awareness of child sexual assault and prevention in our community. The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today encouraged Australians to… Continue reading

Planning the way forward for child protection research

The Gillard Government has commissioned a National Research Audit to examine research on child protection in Australia and help target further research. Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today released the audit, conducted jointly by the Australian Institute of… Continue reading

New approach to addressing disadvantage in Burnie

The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, and Member for Braddon, Sid Sidebottom, today visited Centacare’s Communities for Children service, one of the frontline services supporting young children and parents in Burnie. Burnie is one of 10 sites across… Continue reading

Supporting families in crisis in Deakin

The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins and the Member for Deakin, Mike Symon today announced four community organisations in Deakin will share in more than $830,000 over the next three years. Ms Collins and Mr Symon toured the… Continue reading

Support for community organisations

The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today announced the Gillard Government would provide $30,000 to support the Communities in Control conference from 30 – 31 May in Melbourne. The two-day conference, themed ‘Our Changing Communities and Community Organisations:… Continue reading

Celebrating National Families Week in Tasmania

The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today joined Tasmanian families at a multicultural celebration and barbecue on the lawns of the Glenorchy City Council to mark National Families Week 2011. The Gillard Government provided $20,000 to Centacare Tasmania… Continue reading

Hobart takes part in Walk Safely to School Day

Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today joined students, teachers and parents from Montagu Bay Primary School in Hobart for Walk Safely to School Day. The Gillard Government has provided $50,000 to the Pedestrian Council of Australia to support… Continue reading

Funding boost to Foodbank Australia

Continued funding from the Gillard Government to Foodbank Australia will help provide food and grocery supplies to more than 2,500 community organisations that support vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians. The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, said today that the… Continue reading

More support for community mental health

The Gillard Government is investing an additional $269.3 million over five years in community mental health services, as part of a $2.2 billion funding package for mental health services across Australia. Julie Collins, Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, and David… Continue reading

$3.3 million for family support services in Midland

The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today officially launched the Midland Communities for Children Plus service. Families in Midland will benefit from the new Communities for Children Plus site that will help protect Western Australian children from abuse… Continue reading

Additional funds for flood affected Victoria

The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today announced the Gillard Government will provide an additional $261,000 of Emergency Relief funding to help community and charitable organisations in areas affected by floods in Victoria. Funding will be shared between… Continue reading

Additional funds for flood affected New South Wales

The Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today announced the Gillard Government will provide an additional $419,777 in Emergency Relief funding to two organisations in flood-affected areas of northern and western New South Wales. The funding will be shared… Continue reading

Assisting African refugees and migrants in Melbourne

Today the Gillard Government is meeting an election commitment by providing $143,000 over two years for a project to assist African refugees and migrants settle in to life in Australia, the Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins and Senator… Continue reading

New report on child protection in Australia

The Australian Government today welcomed a new report which shows the number of children subject to a substantiated child abuse and neglect across Australia has fallen by 4 per cent in the last year. The Australian Institute of Health and… Continue reading