Media Releases by The Hon Mal Brough MP

Deadline is more than reasonable – Brough

“Asking Alice Springs Town Camp leaders to sign a memorandum of understanding in order to secure $70 million in Commonwealth funding is more than reasonable after 14 months of discussion,” Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough,… Continue reading

Successful mediation leads to repatriation of remains

Aboriginal remains held in London will be repatriated to Tasmania within days, following successful mediation, Attorney-General Philip Ruddock and Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough announced today. The mediation between the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and the Natural… Continue reading

Brighter Future for Hope Vale

“An Agreement signed in Hope Vale today will provide far reaching benefits for the entire community,” Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said today. The agreement was signed by the Minister, Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council… Continue reading

Labor at odds over child care

“Labor doesn’t know what it’s doing with child care,” Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said today. “When asked whether his early childhood development plan would mean a reduction in costs, Kevin Rudd replied ‘No, no,… Continue reading

Australian Families – zero from Labor

Labor’s Budget Reply Speech tonight offered nothing for the vast majority of Australians. Families didn’t even get a mention from Kevin Rudd. What did Labor offer Australia’s seniors? Nothing. What did Labor offer Australia’s carers? Nothing. What did Labor offer… Continue reading

Breakthrough agreement on Aboriginal Land in the NT

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today welcomed the first 99 year lease over a township on Aboriginal land and praised the town’s elders for their vision and determination. “An historic agreement has been reached with… Continue reading

$218 million education funding boost for Indigenous youth

“The 2007-08 Federal Budget will offer thousands of young Indigenous Australians from remote communities a new start in life by providing more boarding school places and scholarships,” Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said today. “The… Continue reading

Carers to Receive $394 million Budget Bonus

The Howard Government will provide $394.3 million for one-off lump sum payments, to recognise the invaluable work of carers of people with disability or who are frail aged. Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said the… Continue reading

$81 million to further assist Volunteer Organisations

The Australian Government will significantly increase funding to volunteer organisations, providing an additional $66.0 million over this and the next four years for small equipment grants. “Volunteer Small Equipment Grants (VSEG) is one of the most popular programs under the… Continue reading

Budget Delivers Record Spend on Australian Families

The Howard Government has made an additional $4.5 billion commitment over five years, through the 2007-08 Federal Budget, to further support families, children, people with disability, volunteers, Indigenous people and older Australians. Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs,… Continue reading

Budget backs a better future for Indigenous Australians

“The 2007-08 Budget will deliver practical health, education, employment and welfare reform measures as well as help tackle housing overcrowding in remote Indigenous communities to give Indigenous Australians greater opportunity to share in the nation’s prosperity,” Minister for Families, Community… Continue reading

Extra $20 million for Local Answers

The Howard Government today announced it was releasing a further $20 million to help communities under the Local Answers initiative. Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said Local Answers was designed to help strengthen communities by… Continue reading

Government calls for entrants in Writer’s Prize

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today urged young people to enter the Social Responsibility Writer’s Prize, with $12,000 in prizes on offer. "An initiative of the 2007 Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, the Social Responsibility… Continue reading