Media Releases by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Extra Help For Children’s Services In Queensland

An extra $349,000 for the Queensland Children’s Services Training Alliance, represented by the Lady Gowrie Child Centre (Brisbane), has been announced by Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony. “Childcare providers will be able to access a wide range of in-service… Continue reading

New Child Care Places For South Australia

An extra 139 childcare and 180 family day care places in South Australia will be created under the Government’s New Growth Strategy for children aged zero to 12 years, announced today by Federal Minister for Community Services, Mr Larry Anthony.… Continue reading

More help for New South Wales people in crisis

The Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today announced up to $100,000 in new Emergency Relief funding for 11 welfare agencies in New South Wales. “This funding will assist families and individuals, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,… Continue reading

Minister announces extra family day care for QLD

The Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today announced a further 210 family day care places for Queensland, as part of the Federal Government’s on-going commitment to working families. Mr Anthony said $247,947, including establishment grants and funds to buy… Continue reading

More child care places for New South Wales families

The Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today announced funding of more than $820,000 to provide an extra 3,180 child care places for school-age children in New South Wales. “This funding, through the Federal Government’s National Growth Strategy for children… Continue reading

Centrelink Surveillance to crackdown on welfare fraud

The Federal Minister for Community Services, Mr Larry Anthony, today announced Centrelink has contracted 21 private investigation companies to help in the fight against serious welfare fraud. “Centrelink has contracted optical surveillance services from 21 investigation agencies across Australia, to… Continue reading

Government funding to help domestic violence victims

Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony and SA Human Services Minister, Dean Brown, today announced an increase of $130,000 in annual funding for domestic violence accommodation and support services in Adelaide. Mr Anthony said the funding would help the… Continue reading

New Armidale Centrelink office brings new service standards

Federal Community Services Minister, Larry Anthony, today officially opened the new style Centrelink office in Armidale. Mr Anthony said this office represents Centrelink’s new approach to customer service, which will see more personalised service in Centrelink offices Australia-wide. “The opening… Continue reading

Expanded hours for Centrelink Families Call Centre

The Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today announced Centrelink’s Families Call Centre would now be open in the evenings to give families better access to Centrelink services. Mr Anthony said Centrelink’s Call Centre for families will now be… Continue reading

Little Black Book of Scams

The Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today launched a new, free publication, designed to help older Australians avoid becoming the victims of rorts or scams. Mr Anthony is launching the book on behalf of the Minister for Financial… Continue reading

Continuing focus on rural and remote communities

The creation and delivery of flexible child care services for Australians living in rural and remote communities will be a continuing focus for the Federal Government, Community Services Minister, Larry Anthony, said today.Speaking as part of Children’s Week, October 23-31,… Continue reading

Anthony praises Australia’s carers

The Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today praised the hard work of Australia’s 2.3 million carers as part of National Carers Week and has called on the community to support their carers. “The theme of this year’s Carers… Continue reading

More help for children’s services in Alice Springs

The Federal Minister for Community Services, Mr Larry Anthony, was in Alice Springs today to announce $833,820 in funding for the Gap Neighbourhood Centre and present the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Child Care Centre with a three year accreditation certificate… Continue reading

Minister Anthony praises Playgroups

Federal Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today acknowledged the vital contribution made by playgroups to Australian families when he officially opened the Tweed River Fun Day as part of the National Playgroups Day celebrations. Mr Anthony said that playgroups… Continue reading

Government’s extra $10.5 million helping hand to men

Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony today announced the Federal Government will provide $10.5 million to establish an additional 36 services across Australia to help men develop stronger family relationships.Mr Anthony said the extra $10.5 million funding over three years… Continue reading

More Centrelink assistance for jobseekers

The Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today announced a programme that will see Centrelink boost its job search services to help more jobseekers get back into the workforce. “Over the next six months, Centrelink will be introducing significant changes… Continue reading

Inaugural National Child Abuse Prevention Awards

The Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, today congratulated the winners of the inaugural National Child Abuse Prevention Awards at the 7th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Perth. He also thanked those who were highly commended for… Continue reading

Computers identify $millions

The Minister for Community Services, Mr Larry Anthony, tabled a report in Parliament today showing that over $232.5 million owed to Centrelink, was identified by computer data-matching programs during the previous financial year. Mr Anthony said the results were in… Continue reading

Free magazine for Australia’s self-funded retirees

The Minister for Community Services, Mr Larry Anthony, today announced that, for the first time, over 200,000 self-funded retirees will be sent the Age Pension News, Australia’s largest circulating publication for pensioners and retirees. Mr Anthony made the announcement as… Continue reading

Whatever you enjoy – keep on doing it

Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, and Minister for Aged Care, Bronwyn Bishop, will welcome 75 year old cyclist, Jack Griffin, to Canberra after completing his epic bicycle ride from Tweed Heads. The aim of Jack’s ride is to celebrate… Continue reading