The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

New Health Plan to Help Close the Gap

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

The Australian Government has released the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan – an evidence-based policy framework to guide policies and programs to…

Continued support for Aboriginal people in the Illawarra

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Aboriginal people in the Illawarra region of New South Wales will benefit from improved job opportunities and housing following the extension of the Illawarra Regional…

Tackling alcohol abuse in Coober Pedy

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

The Australian Government is investing $367,000 over the next two years to help tackle alcohol abuse in Coober Pedy. Minister for Families, Community Services and…

Delivering DisabilityCare for Parramatta

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

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

Paid Parental Leave, DisabilityCare Australia

Transcript by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

E & OE – Proof only JENNY MACKLIN: Thanks everyone for joining us here today. Labor is very pleased that our Paid Parental Leave scheme…

Werriwa families benefiting from Schoolkids Bonus

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Thousands of families in Werriwa are benefitting from the second instalment of Federal Labor’s Schoolkids Bonus, which is providing welcome relief with back-to-school costs. The…

Teaming up to tackle youth homelessness

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Federal Labor and the Australian Football League have teamed up to tackle youth homelessness with the Australian Government providing a $960,000 funding boost to Ladder…

Indigenous Australians recognised at NAIDOC Awards

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM was tonight recognised for his lifelong advocacy for the rights of Indigenous Australians at the 2013 National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance…

More people benefiting from disability support services

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

A new report released today confirms the ongoing benefits of the Labor Government’s significant investment in support services for people with disability. Disability support services:…

DisabilityCare Australia

Transcript by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

E & OE – Proof only GEOFF HUTCHISON: Jenny Macklin carries the federal responsibility for DisabilityCare and she joins me in the studio this morning.…

Perth locals show their support for DisabilityCare Australia

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

People with disability, their families and carers came together in Perth today to show their support for DisabilityCare Australia, the national disability insurance scheme. Federal…

Warwick families benefitting from Schoolkids Bonus

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Thousands of families in Perth’s northern suburbs are already benefitting from the second instalment of Federal Labor’s Schoolkids Bonus, which is providing welcome relief with…

Supporting parents into work critical

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

New research released today shows the importance of the Labor Government’s commitment to supporting jobless families back into work. The report, Parental Joblessness and financial…

50th anniversary of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

The Rudd Government today marked the 50th anniversary of the Yirrkala bark petitions, documents which helped drive the recognition of land rights and the process…

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

The Australian Government today welcomed the start of National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week with more than $1.4 million in funding to…

More housing for remote communities

Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

More than 150 remote indigenous houses have been built in Queensland over the past 12 months under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing…