Media Releases by The Hon Sussan Ley MP

Funding to help families coping with drug use

Families across Australia who are coping with the adverse effects of drug use, will be given crisis help and support with $3.6 million in new funding from the Howard Government. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon… Continue reading

Nominations open for 2005 National Child Protection Awards

Nominations open for the fourth biennial National Child Protection Awards, which highlight and commend organisations who are making a positive contribution to children’s lives by reducing and preventing child abuse and neglect. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs,… Continue reading

Youth set to benefit from 2005-06 Budget Measures

The Howard Government has further confirmed its support for youth by providing $22.6 million in funding for two Australia-wide programmes, which will assist young people in the transition to becoming adults. Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, Ms Sussan… Continue reading

Men’s Survival Centre in Coffs Harbour

Dads in Distress, Coffs Harbour, provides practical and emotional support for non-custodial fathers traumatised by separation or divorce, and who may be suffering from associated depression, isolation and risk of suicide. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, Sussan… Continue reading

Professional Women: Networking Opportunity

More than 200 professional women from across Australia will converge in Sydney to gain an insight into mentoring at a dedicated conference this week. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon Sussan Ley, today officially opened the… Continue reading

Roundtable 2005 – A Voice For Australia’s Youth

Applications for membership of the National Youth Roundtable 2005 are now open. If you’re aged between 15-24 you can apply to be part of this prestigious group of tomorrow’s leaders. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, Mrs Sussan… Continue reading

www.youthweek.com: make it yours

National Youth Week, now in its sixth year, is Australia’s largest annual celebration of young people, involving thousands of events, concerts, competitions and fun ways for young people to be involved in their communities. Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth… Continue reading

National Youth Roundtable to meet with Government

The 50 members of the National Youth Roundtable 2004 have today presented the Australian Government with their findings about issues, which impact on young people. Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, Sussan Ley, said this year’s Roundtable members were… Continue reading

Celebrating the Abilities of People with a Disability

A Canberra bushfires’ burn survivor, a government lawyer, a school vice captain, artists, dancers and an Indigenous radio announcer feature in the Australian Government’s 2005 calendar celebrating the abilities of the one in five Australians with a disability. The Parliamentary… Continue reading

Indigenous Youth Given a Voice

This year’s National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group (NIYLG) is seeking comments from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people about the issues that affect them and their communities, to be included in a presentation to the Australian Government early next… Continue reading