The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Launch of DisabilityCare Australia in Western Australia

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

DisabilityCare Australia, the national disability insurance scheme, will become a truly national scheme with the historic agreement today between the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments…

Terms of reference for native title law inquiry announced

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Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin today announced the final terms of reference for the Australian…

Coalition tells families: “watch what we do”

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Joe Hockey has once again refused to endorse his own party’s unfair and costly paid parental leave policy and left Australian families in the dark.…

Welcoming new members to disability and carer council

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Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth, today appointed two new co-chairs and welcomed three new members…

Labor supports families in Aston

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The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin today visited Rowville Lakes Early Learning Centre to talk to local families about how…

Delivering DisabilityCare Australia for Dunkley

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People with disability, their families and carers came together in Mornington today to celebrate DisabilityCare Australia, the national disability insurance scheme, being rolled out across…

Supporting communities and job seekers in remote Australia

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Sixteen organisations will share in $4.6 million from the Labor Government’s Community Development Fund to help deliver projects to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

DisabilityCare Australia at home in Geelong

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

DisabilityCare Australia’s headquarters is one step closer to opening its doors, with a site selected for the initial head office location in Geelong. The DisabilityCare…

Supporting Indigenous women across Australia

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Indigenous women’s leadership, education and health initiatives are among 58 projects from across the nation to share in more than $3 million from the Labor…

New ABA projects announced for the Northern Territory

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Community infrastructure upgrades, a boost in efforts to help protect and conserve the environment, a mobile male health unit and an inter-island barge for the…

Appointment of Race Discrimination Commissioner

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Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced the appointment of Dr Tim Soutphommasane as Race Discrimination Commissioner. “Australian multiculturalism is about embracing and benefiting from the…

Supporting people with mental illness in Halls Creek

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People with severe mental illness in Halls Creek will have greater access to support services and other practical assistance thanks to more than $1.5 million…

Creating stronger futures for children in the Territory

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Children and families in five remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory will benefit from extra support services with more than $11 million in funding…

Volunteers’ efforts recognised through $16 million in grants

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Thousands of not-for-profit community organisations across Australia will share $16 million in Federal Government grants to support the nation’s volunteers. Minister for Families, Community Services…

Finalists announced for National Disability Awards

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Australia’s first ever fully accessible theatre performance for deaf, blind, sighted and hearing audiences, an apprenticeship employment program for people with disability and an iPad…

Building stronger communities in the Northern Territory

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The Australian Government is providing 33 organisations in the Northern Territory with more than $10 million over three years to strengthen their governance and service…

Supporting people with mental illness in Palm Island

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People with severe mental illness in Palm Island will have greater access to support services and other practical assistance thanks to more than $1.5 million…

Supporting people with mental illness in Ceduna.

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People with severe mental illness in Ceduna will have greater access to support services and other practical assistance thanks to more than $1 million in…