Media Releases by The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

First Home Saver Accounts open today

Homebuyers across the country can today start taking advantage of the Rudd Government’s new First Home Saver Accounts to help bring the dream of homeownership closer to reality. First Home Saver Accounts are a key component of the Rudd Government’s… Continue reading

Reducing the cycle of violence against women

The Rudd Government will provide $2 million to commission a national survey of community attitudes relating to violence against women. The Prime Minister announced this new initiative in a speech to the White Ribbon Foundation Annual White Tie Dinner last… Continue reading

Housing Affordability Fund Guidelines Released

From today Local, State, and Territory Governments and private companies can apply for grants from the Rudd Government’s Housing Affordability Fund to help reduce the cost of building new homes. Housing Minister Tanya Plibersek joined Mr Rudd today at a… Continue reading

Governments unite to improve housing affordability in Perth

Affordable housing was top of the agenda when Tanya Plibersek, visited Perth’s eastern suburbs with Hasluck MP Sharryn Jackson and local mayors today. Ms Plibersek visited the Maddington Town Centre revitalisation, a cooperative project between the Western Australian State Government… Continue reading

Grants will deliver more women leaders in sport

The Australian Government is providing around $400,000 in grants to help nearly 2,000 Australian women to become leaders in sport. The Minister for Sport, Kate Ellis, and theĀ , Tanya Plibersek, today announced the 2008/09 Sports Leadership Grants for Women, which… Continue reading

Housing affordability in Newcastle

Federal Housing Minister Tanya Plibersek will today conduct a roundtable in Newcastle to look at ways to address housing affordability in the region. “The Rudd Labor Government is getting on with the job of implementing the $2.2 billion worth of… Continue reading

National Homelessness Information Clearinghouse Launched

The National Homelessness Information Clearinghouse will be launched today at the NSW Youth Accommodation Association Conference in Newcastle. The launch of the National Homelessness Information Clearinghouse will make it much easier for the homelessness sector to work together and share… Continue reading

National Homelessness Week

This week is National Homelessness Week, drawing necessary attention to the plight of those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. On any given night there are more than 100,000 homeless people across Australia – half of them… Continue reading

EDA to streamline planning and development

The Australian Government today announced the state-by-state allocation of $30 million in funding to support a common protocol for the electronic lodgement of planning and development assessments (eDA). New South Wales will receive almost $6 million, Victoria and Queensland around… Continue reading

New report released on people trafficking

The Australian Government has released a report that confirms the Government is clamping down on people trafficking. The Australian Institute of Criminology’s report, Australian criminal justice responses to trafficking of women for sexual purposes: Understanding current practices and the experience… Continue reading

Strengthening the voice of rural women

The Government is delivering on its election commitment to strengthen the voice of rural women in shaping rural and regional policy by convening a National Rural Women’s Summit over the next two days in Canberra. The Summit brings together a… Continue reading