Media Releases by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Increased Funding to Centrelink Call Centres

The Australian Government’s 2004–05 Budget has allocated an additional $52 million over two years for Centrelink’s Call Centres to ensure the high quality of service is maintained. Centrelink’s Call Centres form a vital part of the services available to 6.3… Continue reading

Budget Delivers more Child Care Places

 The Australian Government’s 2004-05 Budget will provide additional funding of $147.5 million for more child care places to help even more Australian families balance their work and family commitments. Funding includes: An additional $97.1 million for 30,000 Outside School Hours Care… Continue reading

ACTU, ACOSS mislead on child care

 Claims by the unions, welfare groups and community child care representatives that the child care sector is ‘in danger of collapse’ could not be further from the truth, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, said today. “The ACTU,… Continue reading

Helping grandparents caring for grandchildren

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today announced Australian Government funding of $310,000 for 10 projects that will assist grandparents who have primary care of their grandchildren “There are more than 27,700 children under the age of 15… Continue reading

Labor to cut early childhood programs?

 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony today said that the spin applied to Labor’s announcement today would take even Shane Warne’s breath away. “Mark Latham said today that a Labor Government would take funding for their ‘National Mentoring… Continue reading

National Parenting Workshop

 Many of Australia’s leading early childhood experts are meeting in Melbourne over the next two days to discuss parenting information, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony said today. “The ‘Parenting in Australia National Workshop’ will identify priority areas… Continue reading

Popular grandparents’ booklet goes national

The Mirabel Foundation’s first national edition of their resource booklet, When the Children Arrive …was launched today giving grandparents around the country a better guide to the services and assistance available to them. The booklet was launched in Melbourne on… Continue reading

Bracks misleads on child care

Victorian families have every reason to feel angry about their State Government’s misuse of $400,000 of taxpayers money on a misleading and frivolous advertising campaign, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony said today. “Premier Steve Bracks is taking… Continue reading

Victoria wins early families funding

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today said Victoria was an early winner from the $365 million funding announced by the Prime Minister today for the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. “Victorian families living in the… Continue reading

Tasmania shares in early families funding

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today said Tasmania will share in the $365 million funding announced by the Prime Minister today for the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. “The northern suburbs of Launceston will receive… Continue reading

Northern Territory shares in families funding

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today said the Northern Territory will share in the $365 million funding announced by the Prime Minister today for the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. “The Northern Territory will receive… Continue reading

Queensland families to benefit from families funding

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today said Queensland will share in the $365 million funding announced by the Prime Minister today for the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. “Lifeline will receive $3 million over four… Continue reading

South Australian families receive funding boost

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today said South Australia was an early winner from the $365 million funding announced by the Prime Minister today for the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. “Families in the north… Continue reading

ACT receives early families funding boost

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today said the Australian Capital Territory was an early winner from the $365 million funding announced by the Prime Minister today for the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. “Carers ACT… Continue reading

New South Wales early winner in families funding

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today said New South Wales was an early winner from the $365 million funding announced by the Prime Minister today for the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. “Two communities are… Continue reading

Investing in our children and Australia’s future

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, welcomed the announcement today by the Prime Minister of unprecedented levels of funding that will provide better opportunities for thousands of Australian children and families through innovative and grassroots projects. “The refocused… Continue reading

Centrelink arrangements over Easter

Centrelink has made special arrangements over Easter to ensure customers are not disadvantaged by the holidays, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, said today. “Payments that are made automatically to customers will not be delayed by the holidays.… Continue reading

Recognising our Young Australian Leaders

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today hosted the Australian Government’s premier event to recognise and celebrate our young leaders to mark National Youth Week 2004. State and Territory winners of the Young Australian of the Year awards… Continue reading

National Youth Week 2004 starts tomorrow

National Youth Week – the largest celebration of young people on the Australian youth calendar starts tomorrow, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony said today. “Young Australians have been busy planning more than 1,000 events across the country… Continue reading

Every Child Is Important

: Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today launched the Australian Childhood Foundation’s nation-wide Every Child Is Importantcampaign. Mr Anthony said the campaign has received more than $1.2 million in funding from the Australian Government’s National Agenda for… Continue reading

How are our children faring?

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, said he was hopeful that today’s workshop of experts could find a way to achieve a national report on how children across Australia are faring. “Convened by the Australian Council for Children… Continue reading

Capital Grants for Community Based Child Care

 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony today announced funding of $3 million to assist community based child care services to upgrade their facilities. “Community based child care services are some of Australia’s oldest child care providers. They provide… Continue reading

Helping organisations to protect children

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today announced an extra $300,000 in Australian Government funding for a project helping children and youth organisations improve their child protection standards. “The Australian Council for Children and Youth Organisations (ACCYO) will… Continue reading