Media Releases by The Hon Mal Brough MP

Galiwinku community gets down to MoneyBusiness

A new money management service to assist Indigenous Australians in Galiwinku, will be launched tomorrow by the Howard Government and ANZ. Indigenous Affairs Minister, Mal Brough, said the service in Galiwinku was part of the $4.4 million MoneyBusiness programme that… Continue reading

Australian Government to Audit Housing Assistance

The Australian Government will undertake a comprehensive audit of current Australian Government and State and Territory Government funding on public housing, Minister for Families and Community Services, Mal Brough said today. The importance of good housing for all Australian families… Continue reading

Volunteers Benefit From Equipment Grants

The Howard Government will provide funding of over $3 million to volunteering organisations for the purchase of equipment which will enable them to continue their invaluable role within local communities. Minister for Families and Community Services, Mal Brough, today announced… Continue reading

Payments boost for 2.2 million families

More than 2.2 million Australian families are set to receive a further boost in family payments and help with the cost of child care. Families and Community Services Minister Mal Brough said the Howard Government is increasing its investment in… Continue reading

Historic reforms to NT land rights

Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough has today introduced into Federal Parliament a Bill which is set to improve opportunities for Indigenous people on community land in the Northern Territory. "This legislation will create an environment which gives Indigenous people the… Continue reading

Iemma fails NSW pre-school children

The Iemma Labor Government is failing children in NSW by continuing to spend the least amount on pre-schools in Australia. Responding to media report today, Families and Community Services Minister Mal Brough said plans by NSW to spend $85 million… Continue reading

Labor misses mark on child care initiative

Labor has resorted to taking cheap and inaccurate political shots over an important Howard Government child care initiative that will greatly assist parents seeking care. Tanya Plibersek is wrong to criticise the Government’s National Childcare Management System by claiming it… Continue reading

$12,000 in prizes for PM’s essay competition

Entries for the 2006 Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership Corporate Social Responsibility essay competition are open with students competing for $12,000 in prizes. Families and Community Services Minister Mal Brough said the competition was open to school and tertiary students.… Continue reading

Budget delivers assistance in Wakefield

In the Wakefield electorate, around 200 Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) places will be available from 1 July 2006, providing the child care services meet relevant criteria, such as being fit and proper to provide child care. The Minister for… Continue reading

Budget delivers further assistance in Kingston

Families and Community Services Minister, Mal Brough, and Member for Kingston Kym Richardson today announced further assistance for community groups and parents in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. Southern Junction Community Services and the Centacare Catholic Family Services partnership will each receive… Continue reading

Child care overhaul to boost quality

Families and Community Services Minister Mal Brough today announced a major overhaul of child care accreditation in Australia to help parents feel confident their children are receiving high quality care. Officially opening the National Family Day Care Conference 2006 in… Continue reading

One-stop shop for raising children

Families and Community Services Minister Mal Brough today launched a groundbreaking new website to help parents and carers raise young children. Marking National Families Week, Mr Brough said the Australian Government has contributed $4 million over four years towards the… Continue reading

Child care boost for Bass

Stepping Stones Outside School Hours Care at Summerdale Primary School will now have an extra 60 after school hours care and 60 vacation care places to offer families in the Launceston area. Families and Community Services Minister Mal Brough and… Continue reading