Media Releases by Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

New Social Housing Facility Opens in Bonython

People at risk of homelessness in Canberra will benefit from a new social housing development built with $7.2 million funding from the Australian Government.  Federal Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann today attended the opening of the project at Bonython. Ms… Continue reading

New Social Housing Facility Opens in Wendouree

People at risk of homelessness in the Ballarat region will benefit from a new social housing development built with $3.9 million in funding from the Australian Government.  Federal Member for Ballarat Catherine King today attended the opening of the six-star… Continue reading

New Housing for vulnerable people in Launceston

People at risk of homelessness in the Launceston area will benefit from two new social housing developments built with $2 million in funding from the Australian Government. The Member for Lyons, Dick Adams, and the Member for Bass, Geoff Lyons,… Continue reading

A new chance for Tasmania’s homeless

The Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness, Mark Arbib, the Tasmanian Minister for Human Services, Cassy O’Connor and Senator for Tasmania Carol Brown today launched two programs to help 100 vulnerable Tasmanians who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.… Continue reading

Naidoc Week 2011 – Change: the Next Step is Ours

Communities across the country are encouraged to get involved in this year’s National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) celebrations to be held from 3 to 10 July. The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Celebrations is Change: the next… Continue reading

New system for Community Housing residents

A new system to help more than 40,000 community housing residents update their Commonwealth Rent Assistance agreements automatically is being rolled out from today. Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib said the Electronic Verification of Rent system would… Continue reading

10,000 New Social Housing Homes before Christmas

The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to reduce homelessness, with our 10,000th new social housing residence to be completed across Australia this week. Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness, Senator Mark Arbib, said most of the homes will… Continue reading

AFL Supporting Homeless Youth in Melbourne

Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness and Minister for Sport Mark Arbib today visited Ladder, a charity the AFL and its players are supporting, which assists young people at risk of homelessness. The Minister launched Ladder’s Christmas appeal and then… Continue reading

Housing to help women facing domestic violence

The Gillard Government is committed to continuing to increase opportunities for women to live in safety after escaping domestic violence, Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib said today. Today on White Ribbon Day, the United Nations International Day… Continue reading

Stimulus Plan delivers 18 more homes for Tweed Heads

Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib, Member for Richmond Justine Elliot and NSW Housing Minister Frank Terenzini today announced the completion of 18 new units built under the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan in Tweed Heads. The one… Continue reading

Homelessness target reached, but more to do

The Tasmanian and Australian Governments will continue efforts to reduce homelessness after successfully meeting the target to provide 193 accommodation places for Tasmanians who are homeless. The achievement is in line with the commitment to halve the number of people… Continue reading

Mornington Peninsula receives rent relief

Federal Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib and Victorian Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today welcomed the greater access Mornington Peninsula residents will have to affordable rental accommodation with the development an innovative 20-unit housing project in Hastings.… Continue reading

Day to Support Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib today urged all Australians to support the more than two million adult survivors of child abuse across Australia. Senator Arbib said the second annual Forget-me-Knot Day, hosted by Adults Surviving Child Abuse… Continue reading

Gillard Government delivers crucial social housing

The Senate Committee for Community Services today heard that the Australian Government’s social housing program is on track and delivering much-needed homes for vulnerable people, including those who are homeless. The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs… Continue reading

Anti-Poverty Week

Today marks the start of Anti-Poverty Week – a week for all Australians to focus on the lives of those less fortunate. The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, today launched Anglicare Australia’s State of… Continue reading

Minister joins sleepout for homelessness

The Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib has today called on Australians to support Mission Australia’s Sleepout in Centennial Park Sydney to raise funds for youth homelessness. Ahead of World Homelessness Day on 10 October 2010, Senator Arbib… Continue reading

Minister congratulates Deadly Award winners

Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development Mark Arbib today congratulated the winners of the 2010 Deadly Awards for their fantastic achievements and commitment to the Australian community. Senator Arbib attended the award ceremony at the Sydney Opera House and… Continue reading