Media Releases by Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

Meat industry jobs for Aboriginal workers in Dubbo

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, and the Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Mark Arbib, today announced $198,000 for Fletcher International Exports to employ new Aboriginal trainees under the Indigenous Employment Program.… Continue reading

Gillard Government welcomes social housing report

Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness, Senator Mark Arbib, today welcomed the release of a report by the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare that provides an overview of social housing in Australia. The report notes that the Government’s National… Continue reading

Boost in Indigenous employment in Western NSW

The Gillard Government has provided more than $300,000 to increase the employment opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Menindee and Ivanhoe through the Indigenous Employment Program. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, today met with Maari… Continue reading

Investing in Indigenous men’s group in Wilcannia

The Gillard Government is investing $80,000 in the Wilcannia Indigenous men’s group, Wimpitja Maali Yaparda, following the development of the Local Implementation Plan for the community. Wilcannia is one of 29 Remote Service Delivery locations agreed to under the Council… Continue reading

Disability Parking Scheme starts in NSW

From tomorrow, people with disability in New South Wales will benefit from the introduction of the new national Australian Disability Parking Permit. New NSW applicants will be able to apply for the parking permit from Monday, and around 328,000 existing… Continue reading