Media Releases by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

More help for separated men

 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today said that men going through separation are more likely to seek help than they were just a few years ago. Mr Anthony was speaking at the launch of Mensline Australia and… Continue reading

Swan picks new fight with Latham

Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services, Wayne Swan, today picked a new fight with Labor Leader, Mark Latham, over child care workers wages, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, said. “Last Friday, Mr Swan was forced to… Continue reading

Swan admits he was wrong

 Wayne Swan’s statement today regarding the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy is yet another example of Labor flip flop politics. At the start of this year, Mr Swan told The Age that he would scrap the successful Stronger… 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

50 Young Australians Ready For Roundtable

 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today announced the 50 young Australians chosen to be members of the National Youth Roundtable 2004. Mr Anthony said it was a glowing endorsement that 663 young people applied for a spot… Continue reading

ACOSS Child Care Assumptions Wrong

ACOSS research released today on the costs of child care requires a good understanding of the fine print, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, said. “The assumptions ACOSS have made to come up with their figures in the… Continue reading

Parents Tell Government How To Help

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony today announced $3.2 million for a range of projects that will inform the Australian Government how it should support parents during their child’s early years. “This $3.2 million funding is part of… Continue reading

Helping families at risk

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today released an evaluation report on the Australian Government’s Early Intervention Parenting Program that highlights its success in helping families at risk across Australia. “Review of Early Intervention Parenting and Good Beginnings… Continue reading

Latham Endorses Government’s Strategy

Mark Latham’s speech to the Press Club today was a glowing endorsement of the Government’s highly successful Stronger Families and Communities Strategy and focus on mentoring, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, said. “The Stronger Families and Communities… Continue reading

Parental Income Test Linking

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today announced that the Australian Government will waive a large number of Youth Allowance overpayments that have been identified through the Parental Income Test Linking initiative. “The Parental Income Test Linking initiative… Continue reading

Australian Youth get Reconnected with their families

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today welcomed the release of the final report that highlights the success of the Australian Government’s youth homelessness program, Reconnect – a program Labor would cut if they came to power. The… Continue reading

Run with It – National Youth Week 2004

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony has officially launched the National Youth Week 2004 websiteand the national talent competitions giving young Australians the opportunity to showcase their talents. “National Youth Week – from 27 March to 4 April… Continue reading

Labor to cut $47 million from youth services

Leader of the Opposition, Mark Latham has announced that a Labor Government would axe funding to essential youth services and redirect it to fund public libraries, leaving thousands of young people at risk with no Government support, Minister for Children… Continue reading

Australian Government continues support for volunteers

 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today announced a new round of the Volunteer Small Equipment Grants and $100,000 to support volunteering in Australia. “The Volunteer Small Equipment Grants program provides up to $5,000 to volunteering groups and… Continue reading

Reports expose Beattie doing child protection on the cheap

Two authoritative reports released recently clearly outline serious shortfalls in the Queensland child protection system, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, said today. “The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare recently released their report Child protection Australia 2002-03… Continue reading

Labor’s child care promise to cost $3 billion

Labor Party’s policy to provide free child care to all children under the age of five years and take over the preschool system is economically irresponsible and poorly targeted, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, said today. “Conservative… Continue reading

New tool to monitor Australian children’s development

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today announced Australian Government funding of $900,000 for four years for the development of an Early Development Instrument and his support for its use throughout Australian communities. “The Early Development Instrument (EDI)… Continue reading

Child Protection Figures Too High

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, today expressed his concern with the growing number of child protection cases being reported in Australia. Child Protection Australia 2002-03, released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that… Continue reading

Government welcomes Child Custody Inquiry report

The Australian Government welcomes the report released today by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs on the Inquiry into child custody arrangements in the event of family separation. The Government is committed to actively considering… Continue reading

Centrelink Data-Matching saves taxpayers $139 million

Centrelink’s Data-Matching Program saved Australian taxpayers $139.3 million during the 2002-03 financial year, Minister for Youth and Children’s Affairs, Larry Anthony announced today. The Data-Matching Program Report on Progress 2002-2003 shows Centrelink reviewed more than 74,000 customers, resulting in more… Continue reading

Centrelink arrangements for Christmas and New Year

Centrelink has made special arrangements over Christmas and New Year 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 who are not required… Continue reading