Media Releases by The Hon Mal Brough MP

NT Child Abuse Inquiry

"The report into child abuse in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory is a damning indictment into the failure to protect children," Federal Minister Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said today. "The findings of the report are… Continue reading

Disappointing treatment of social justice reforms

Indigenous Affairs Minister, Mal Brough, today expressed his disappointment with the 2006 Report by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma. "The report simply doesn’t do justice to what’s being achieved through reforms to Indigenous Affairs… Continue reading

Labor Hypocrisy on Pension Bonus Scheme

"The Labor Party’s hypocrisy on supporting older Australians has been exposed in Jenny Macklin’s latest comments on the Pension Bonus Scheme, which provides up to $32,000 to eligible participants," Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said… Continue reading

More Pension for More People

The assets test for Age Pension and other pension payments including Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment will become much more generous from 20 September 2007, as part of the Australian Government’s Plan to Simplify and Streamline Superannuation. Minister for… Continue reading

Indigenous unemployment and home ownership improving

The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today said he welcomes the Productivity Commission’s Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators, 2007 Report. "I congratulate the Productivity Commission for producing another comprehensive and objective report. As well as… Continue reading

Australian Government support for grandparent carers

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said the Australian Government provided significant support to grandparents who find themselves the full time carer for grandchildren. Responding to comment this morning on Channel Nine’s Today show by Alan… Continue reading

Labor’s slur on the people of Nguiu

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today slammed Federal Labor Senator, Trish Crossin over her suggestion in Senate Estimates today that Tiwi Islander’s had been bribed to accept an historic land agreement. "Senator Crossin today inferred… Continue reading

Volunteers to share in $18 million grants

Up to $18 million is now available for community groups through the Volunteer Small Equipment Grants (VSEG) 2007 program. The massive $66 million increase in funding over four years, announced in the recent Federal Budget, means more volunteer organisations will… Continue reading

Alice Springs Town Camps

I was very disappointed to hear of the decision of the Tangentyere Council today. Clearly I do not believe it is in the best interests of the Town Camps, particularly the children of those camps, nor of Alice Springs as… Continue reading