Media Releases by The Hon Mal Brough MP

South Australia community business partnerships recognised

Three community business partnerships have been recognised for their ongoing commitment to the South Australian community as part of the 2006 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnership. Minister for Families and Community Services, the Hon Mal Brough,… Continue reading

Queensland community business partnerships recognised

Five community business partnerships have been recognised for their ongoing commitment to the Queensland community as part of the 2006 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnership. Minister for Families and Community Services, Mal Brough, today, on behalf… Continue reading

Northern Territory Indigenous now free to choose

The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006 which was passed today will provide more choice and opportunity for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. "These amendments modernise the Land Rights Act to allow Aboriginal people to realise the… Continue reading

New deal for disabled young people

Agreement to assist young people with a disability to move out of residential aged care facilities is a step closer with the signing of bilateral agreements with South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs,… Continue reading

Making money matters easier

The internet is the latest tool being used by the Australian Government to give financial assistance initially to pensioners and retirees, later expanding to cover families and other individuals. Access to budget tools, information on options for saving and loan… Continue reading

Families benefit from playgroups

Over $4 million in funding for eight new specialised playgroups and seven existing mobile playgroups has been announced as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to supporting families, especially those in need. "We have doubled our Intensive Support Playgroups which… Continue reading

Indigenous Youth Centre For Redfern

A national centre for Indigenous youth will be built in Sydney following the sale of the former Redfern Public School to the Indigenous Land Corporation. Plans for the National Indigenous Development Centre (NIDC) were unveiled in Redfern today by NSW… Continue reading

Brough welcomes NAIDOC Week (2-9 July)

The beginning of NAIDOC week was welcomed today by Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough. "The NAIDOC theme for 2006, Respect the past – Believe in the future, reflects the aspirations of many Indigenous Australians. It is about the need… Continue reading

Managing money matters

The Australian Government is once again supporting the Commonwealth Financial Counselling Program (CFCP) with funding of almost $2.7 million allowing forty-one community and local government organisations to provide free financial counselling services to people experiencing personal financial difficulties. The Minister… Continue reading

Families to benefit from $4 million for Playgroups

Thirteen communities across Australia will share in over $4 million in Australian Government funding to deliver specialised playgroups to families in need. Minister for Families and Community Services, Mal Brough said the funding was made up of $3.2 million to… Continue reading

Allegations of Abuse at Mutitjulu

Following reports of alleged abuse and other incidents in the Northern Territory township of Mutitjulu, and follow up reports on the ABC AM program, my office has been asked for details of information provided to the Northern Territory Police by… Continue reading

New Member Appointed to National Indigenous Council

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today announced the appointment of Mr Dean Widders to the National Indigenous Council (NIC). Mr Widders is currently playing his fifth year with the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League competition and has… Continue reading

Brough returns to Wadeye

Some basic requirements for a better future for local Indigenous people were outlined during a visit to Wadeye last weekend by Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough. The visit was in response to a letter written by the local council… Continue reading

New Aboriginal land deal for Galiwin’ku

A plan to turn the isolated Aboriginal settlement of Galiwin’ku in the Northern Territory into a normal Australian town has been unveiled by Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough. Around fifty houses will be built and real jobs provided, if the… Continue reading