Media Releases by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Trial Program for Separated Men

An innovative separated men’s program that will offer guidance in dealing with family law and child support matters will receive $180,000 from the Federal Government, Community Services Minister Larry Anthony announced today. “The MENDS (Men Exploring New Directions after Separation)… Continue reading

Federal funding for Mallee/Wimmera

Federal Community Services Minister, Larry Anthony, today announced capital funding of $374,008 for two community organisations to establish child care services in the Mallee/Wimmera region. “This funding will enable Wimmera Community Care and the Mallee Track Health and Community Service… Continue reading

New centre for homeless single women in Melbourne

The Commonwealth and State Governments have joined forces to provide a new crisis 24-hour supported accommodation service for homeless single women in Melbourne. The funding of the centre was announced today by the Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony,… Continue reading

‘Unzipping’ Centrelink’s new approach to youth

“Centrelink’s new magazine, Unzipped, provides young people with an easy to use reference to Centrelink services and support, in a style that young people relate to,” Community Services Minister Larry Anthony said today at the magazine’s launch. “Unzipped deals with… Continue reading

Centrelink: Gateway to Sydney jobs in 2000

Gateway 2000, Centrelink’s initiative to help job seekers take advantage of jobs created by the Olympic Games, was launched today by Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony “Gateway 2000 will help channel job seekers towards Sydney’s employment opportunities through 10… Continue reading

Conference helps child care Workers meet indigenous needs

A two-day conference in Townsville for indigenous children’s service providers has explored how indigenous child care services need to reflect and understand the cultures of indigenous people. Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, commended the conference organisers on the… Continue reading

Getting Job Seekers Back To Work

A new Preparing for Work Agreement for job seekers was announced today by Minister for Community Services Mr Larry Anthony and Minister for Employment Services Mr Tony Abbott. From July 1, all job seekers will be asked to complete a… Continue reading

New Pilot relationship project for men in Cabramatta

Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today launched the new Burnside Multicultural Men and Family Relationship Services pilot project in Cabramatta, to encourage men from non-English speaking backgrounds to build and maintain healthy family relationships. “Men from non-English speaking… Continue reading

Beazley replacing jobs, not creating them

Kim Beazley’s Australia Post announcement means jobs will be taken from the rural and regional sector, rather than created, according to Community Services Minister Larry Anthony. Mr Anthony said that Mr Beazley’s plans would replace Centrelink’s valued work in country… Continue reading

New services for remote SA Aboriginal community

The remote Aboriginal people of Oak Valley in the Balance Ceduna region, the homeland community for Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara will have access to 16 long day child care places following a partnership between the Commonwealth and South Australian Governments. Federal Minister… Continue reading

Grant helps implement new child care benefit

Commonwealth funded child care services will be entitled to a $350 grant towards the cost of implementing the new Child Care Benefit, Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony announced today. “This grant will help child care services with administrative costs… Continue reading

Extra child care places for NSW

Federal Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony today announced an increase in child care places for rural communities in New South Wales as part of the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to providing affordable, high quality child care services. Mr Anthony… Continue reading

Crisis funding for welfare agencies

Federal Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony today announced $18,000 in Emergency Relief funding for two Queensland welfare agencies new to the program. “This funding will help families and individuals experiencing financial crisis in areas where there are currently no… Continue reading

Funding boost for Indigenous Child Care

Federal Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony today announced funding of $273,366 for three rural and remote indigenous child care services in Queensland. Three multifunctional Aboriginal children’s services at Cherbourg, Woorabinda and Palm Island have been allocated the funding under… Continue reading

Family Day Care services for Rural Families

Families living on remote properties in rural Queensland can access in-home care for their children during peak seasonal periods after Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today announced annual funding of $177,800. Mr Anthony said up to 40 child… Continue reading

Training for Children’s Service staff in NSW

Federal Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony, today announced an extra $100,000 for Commonwealth-funded children’s services in New South Wales. Mr Anthony said that the grant to the Lady Gowrie Child Centre, would provide additional training and support to long… Continue reading

Extra funding for Child Care sector training in SA

Federal Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony, today announced an extra $100,000 for in-service training and support on quality issues for the South Australian childcare sector. “The Gowrie Training Centre, the training arm of Adelaide’s Lady Gowrie Child Centre will… Continue reading

$255,000 for Indigenous Disability Advocacy

The Federal Coalition Government will provide around $255,000 this financial year to establish a new Indigenous disability advocacy pilot service in New South Wales. Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today announced that the Disability Services Aboriginal Corporation will… Continue reading

Extra Child Care Places For Tasmania

Funding of more than $167,000 for an extra 290 outside school hours care places in Tasmania was announced today by Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony. The funding, through the Federal Government’s National Growth Strategy for children aged five… Continue reading

Getting Job Seekers Back To Work

With more than 500,000 jobs created since this Government came to power, Minister for Community Services Mr Larry Anthony has announced a range of measures that aim to ensure job seekers on Newstart Allowance receive a better share of those… Continue reading

$5.19 million to upgrade child care centres

The Federal Government will spend $5.19 million to upgrade community based child care services across Australia. “This funding will help 348 child care centres improve their health, safety and licensing issues through the renovation and repair of buildings and playgrounds,”… Continue reading

Social Security changes for Kiwi immigrants

New Zealanders migrating to Australia after 1 February 2000 will have to wait two years before they are eligible for most social security payments, including Newstart Allowance, following recent changes to legislation. Federal Minister for Community Services, Mr Larry Anthony… Continue reading

25 New Children’s Contact Services

Up to 10,000 more Australian families will benefit from the establishment of 25 new children’s contact services. These services provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to maintain contact with their non-residential parent. They offer a neutral location for changeovers… Continue reading