Media Releases by The Hon Mal Brough MP

Plibersek gets it wrong again

Comments by Labor’s Spokesman for Childcare in relation to the Child Care Management System announcement today are wrong. Embarrassingly for Ms Plibersek she has confused the $50.8 million improved compliance package announced in the Budget, with the Child Care Management… Continue reading

National Week to celebrate children

A range of activities will be held throughout Australia to celebrate National Children’s Week 2006, with a particular focus on care, health, education, fitness and cultural programs. The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today launched… Continue reading

Northern Territory housing funding announcement

The Northern Territory’s funding for housing is currently around $4 million a year, with the Australian Government spending $90 million a year on Indigenous specific housing in the territory. It is welcome that the Northern Territory Government has finally accepted… Continue reading

Young essay writers recognised

Outstanding young essay writers have been recognised tonight with the announcement of the winners of the 2006 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Essay Competition by Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough. "It is pleasing to see students… Continue reading

Help for families to plan future care arrangements

Australian Government will provide funding of $4 million to assist nearly 9,000 ageing parents or family members caring for disabled sons or daughters plan for the future. Minister for Family and Community Services, Mal Brough, today announced seven organisations which… Continue reading

Review of policing levels in remote Indigenous communities

The Federal Government today announced that former Deputy Commissioner of the Northern Territory Police, John Valentin, would head a review of policing levels in remote Indigenous settlements in Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. Federal Minister for Indigenous… Continue reading

Greater pension certainty for Australian-Swiss residents

Ten thousand Swiss-born residents living in Australia will have greater certainty in their retirement years following the signing of a Social Security Agreement between the Australian and Swiss Governments. The Minister for Family and Community Services, Mal Brough, today said… Continue reading

Childcare Places and the Childcare Access Hotline

Figures provided from the Childcare Access Hotline show that there are between 97,000 and 120,000 childcare vacancies depending on the day of the week across Australia. Federal Families Minister Mal Brough said the improved Childcare Access Hotline had been collecting… Continue reading

Indigenous Queenslanders don’t rate a mention

Indigenous Queenslanders no longer rate a mention in the new Beattie Ministry. With eighteen ministers and eleven parliamentary secretaries (an increase of five), Mr Beattie could not find a place for the Queensland Indigenous population. Australian Government Minister for Indigenous… Continue reading

Permit system for Indigenous Communities

The Australian Government today indicated its intention to reconsider the federal legislation that allows for the permit system that restricts entry into some remote Indigenous communities. In Parliament today, the Minister for Families, Communities and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough indicated… Continue reading

3.9 Million Australians To Receive Increases

Around 3.9 million Australians will receive an increase in their pensions, allowances and supplementary payments following the 2.5 per cent increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the six months to June 2006. The Minister for Families and Community… Continue reading

Create safe environments for children

The importance of raising the awareness of child abuse and neglect has recently been highlighted with several shocking abuse cases around Australia. Launching the 2006 Child Protection Week Minister for Families and Community Services, Mal Brough, today said these vitally… Continue reading

Summit tackles issues for young carers

Issues faced by young carers will be discussed with State and Federal government representatives at a two day summit being held on the Gold Coast. Minister for Families and Community Services, Mal Brough, today officially opened the 2006 Young Carers… Continue reading

Aussie Sweets opening helps people with disability

Australian Government funding of over $4 million a year through the Disability Employment Assistance Program has allowed Aussie Sweets to relocate to a new complex at Auburn. Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, who officially opening… Continue reading

Tasmania community business partnerships recognised

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

Victoria community business partnerships recognised

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

ACT community business partnerships recognised

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