Media Releases by Senator the Hon Kay Patterson

Poverty and hardship submission

The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, today welcomed the publication of the Department of Family and Community Services’ submission for the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee Inquiry into Poverty and Financial Hardship. Senator Patterson said during… Continue reading

Carers Week 2003

Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, today said Australians should applaud the dedication and commitment of more than two million carers across Australia during Carers Week (19-25 October). Senator Patterson said that those inspirational people who care… Continue reading

New support for trafficking victims

Trafficking is a fundamental abuse of human rights and will not be tolerated by the Australian Government. To this end a $5.6 million victim support program has been developed to assist victims of trafficking. The victim support program will fund… Continue reading

Labor scare campaign on Carers Allowance

Labor has resorted to its standard tactic of waging a scare campaign to divert Australians from the truth – the simple fact is this Government’s policy has resulted in the number of carers receiving Carer Allowance tripling from around 100,000… Continue reading

Job seekers on benefits falls to 10-year low

The number of jobseekers receiving income support payments has fallen to a 10-year low, the Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, said today. The Department of Family and Community Services today released figures which show that in… Continue reading