Media Releases by Senator the Hon Kay Patterson

Initiatives support home ownership on Indigenous land

The Australian Government today announced initiatives to promote individual home ownership on Indigenous land. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Senator Amanda Vanstone, Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson and Minister for Employment and Workplace… Continue reading

Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP V) signed

All States and Territories have signed the fifth Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP V) Multilateral Agreement with the Australian Government, providing support for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator… Continue reading

Support for Australians affected by the Bali Bombings

The Howard Government, with every Australian is shocked by the horrific events which happened in Bali late yesterday Australian time and is committed to supporting those families affected by the tragedy. The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay… Continue reading

Howard Government working to eliminate domestic violence

The Howard Government continues to take the issue of homelessness and domestic violence seriously and is contributing more funding to address this issue, including through the fifth Supported Accommodation Assistance Programme (SAAP) agreement which all states are being encouraged to… Continue reading

National recognition for community business partnerships

Fifteen community business partnerships have made it through to the national finals of the 2005 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships. The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, today congratulated the partnerships, businesses and… Continue reading

Very Special Cause for Very Special Kids

The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson has today launched the fundraising drive for Very Special Kids and announced up to $600,000 from the Howard Government for an Online Family Support Project. Very Special Kids offers a… Continue reading

New South Wales community business partnerships awarded

Seven New South Wales community business partnerships have received awards in the prestigious 2005 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships. The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, today presented the partnerships with awards at… Continue reading

Building the future with Building Blocks

Families on the far north coast are now seeing the fruits of $990,000 in Howard Government funding, with the opening of the Far North Coast Centre for Autism. The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, today officially… Continue reading

Getting ready for school? Its child’s play!

 The Howard Government will deliver $3 million in funding to projects in Lismore and surrounding areas under the $142 million Communities for Childreninitiative. The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, today officially launched the Lismore YWCA Children’s… Continue reading

Queensland community business partnerships awarded

Four Queensland community business partnerships have been rewarded in the prestigious 2005 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships.The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, presented the partnerships with awards at a National Community Business… Continue reading

Victorian community business partnerships awarded

Six Victorian community business partnerships were rewarded in the prestigious 2005 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships. The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, today presented the partnerships with awards at the launch of… Continue reading

Australians urged to give from the workplace

A collaborative initiative to help build Australia’s already vibrant culture of giving, Workplace Giving Australia, was launched at an event in Melbourne today. An initiative of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, launched by the Minister for Family and Community… Continue reading

$20 million for local answers to local problems

 Up to $20 million in funding is now available from the Howard Government for communities across Australia as part of round three of the highly successful Local Answersinitiative. The Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Kay Patterson, today encouraged… Continue reading

Help for young carers a keystroke away

Young people caring for a relative who has an illness or disability will now have access to a range of information products, including an interactive website, as part of the Howard Government’s commitment to supporting carers in Australia. The Minister… Continue reading