Media Releases by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

More child care places for NSW families

More than $490,000 for 1,495 new outside school hours care places in New South Wales was announced today by Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony. Mr Anthony said the funding, shared between 44 child care services across the state, will… Continue reading

New building for Gympie Child Care Centre

The Gympie Uniting Church Child Care Centre in Queensland will receive more than $580,000 to move out of the 100 year old building that currently houses the community long day care service. Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, announced… Continue reading

Child Care Centre Accreditation Online

An internet site providing information on the accreditation status of long day care centres throughout Australia was launched today by Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony. “For the first time ever, families will be able to get this information on… Continue reading

$300,000 for Swan Child Care Centre upgrades

The Swan Child Care Centre in Western Australia will receive more than $300,000 to refurbish the building housing its community long day care service. Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, announced the funding today as part of the Government’s… Continue reading

Family Adjustment Payment

Today, Acting Minister for Family and Community Services, Larry Anthony announced the details of the Family Adjustment Payment. This payment is designed to ensure that Australian families are not financially disadvantaged by the introduction of the Family Tax Benefit Part… Continue reading

ABS Survey Proves Child Care Policies Are Working

Acting Minister for Family and Community Services, Larry Anthony, today welcomed the release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Child Care Australia. “This survey clearly shows, despite Labor’s claims, there are now more Australian families using child care… Continue reading

1999 Census Of Child Care Services Released

Acting Minister for Family and Community Services, Larry Anthony today released data from the most comprehensive collection of information on childcare services in Australia, the 1999 Census of Child Care Services. “The census includes information about ten childcare service types… Continue reading

Pilot program to protect young people

Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, has announced $62,500 will go to the Choose with Care pilot program offering education and training for organisations dealing with child protection issues. “We all have a responsibility to protect our young people… Continue reading

$166,000 for children with special needs

More than $160,000 will be spent ensuring child care providers throughout New South Wales are equipped to care for children with disabilities, Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, announced today. “This grant, through the national Supplementary Services Program (SUPS),… Continue reading

Over $12m for carers of young people with disabilities

Carer Respite Centres throughout Australia will receive more than $12 million funding Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, announced today. “This funding, part of the $20 million promised in the 1999-2000 budget, will be provided through the national network… Continue reading

Disability advocacy service for Olympics

Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony today announced $58,000 to operate an enhanced disability advocacy service in New South Wales during the Olympics. Mr Anthony said the service would combine the experience and expertise of advocacy and legal services… Continue reading

Childcare services receive training in new benefit

More than 100 Child Care Benefit training seminars will be held across Australia over the next three weeks, the Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony announced today. “Commonwealth-funded childcare service providers will participate in training seminars, starting today, to… Continue reading

Big win for rural and regional Australia

Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today announced 36 services, many in rural and regional Australia, would receive funding under the second round of the Government’s $60 million national Reconnect program. “Reconnect was developed to help young people who… Continue reading

70 New child care places for remote NT communities

More than $852,000 will be spent expanding existing children’s services in remote areas of Central Australia, Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, announced today. “Remote Aboriginal communities will benefit from an additional 70 child care places,” Mr Anthony said.… Continue reading

Saving taxpayers $8 million weekly

Taxpayers saved almost $8 million a week as a result of the Government’s crack down on welfare fraud and overpayment, Community Services Minister Larry Anthony said today. Mr Anthony tabled the half-yearly report on Centrelink’s compliance activity for Family and… Continue reading

ACOSS comments misguided

“Australian Council of Social Services President Michael Raper has got his facts wrong in his attack on the Federal Government’s Budget,” said Community Services minister Larry Anthony. “ACOSS claims there is no increase in social security payments, yet forgets the… Continue reading

Introducing A Preparing For Work Agreement

“Job seekers will be in a position to most effectively get their fair share on the new jobs created by the National-Liberal Government’s policies through the Preparing for Work Agreement,” according to Community Services Minister Larry Anthony. “The agreement aims… Continue reading

Improving Child Support

“Improved child care arrangements announced in the budget will promote better relationships between separated parents and encourage them to maintain contact with their children after separation,” said Community Services Minister Larry Anthony. “These arrangements cover allowing extra income to be… Continue reading

New approach to help people with disabilities

A $10 million trial to give people with disabilities greater opportunities to maximise their participation in the community was announced today by Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony. “Too often the skills and talents of people with disabilities go… Continue reading

New National Childcare Accreditation Council members

Changes to the membership of the National Childcare Accreditation Council, the body that oversees the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS) for long day child care centres were announced today by Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony. Mr Anthony… Continue reading

$1 million child care boost for Victoria

More than $1 million in Federal funding will provide an extra 1170 child care places for school-age children in Victoria, the Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony announced today. The funding is part of the Federal Government’s support for school-age… Continue reading