Media Releases by The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

Developing more women leaders in sport

Australian women will have more opportunities to become leaders in sport with a new round of funding grants released today by the Minister for Sport, Kate Ellis, and the , Tanya Plibersek. Ms Ellis said the grants, totalling $400,000, would… Continue reading

Homelessness Agenda Builds Momentum

The Australian Government’s priority to tackle homelessness was a key item of discussion at the meeting of Commonwealth, State and Territory Housing Ministers in Melbourne today. The first meeting of Housing Ministers since the November election also included Ministers responsible… Continue reading

International Women’s Day – 100 years on

The Australian Government is proud to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day and reflect on the achievements and contributions of Australian women. The global theme for the International Women’s Day 2008 is Shaping Progress in honour of the original… Continue reading

Minister visits HOME Advice Program service

The Australian Government’s long term commitment to tackling homelessness was highlighted during a visit to Melbourne’s outer south-east today. The Minister for Housing and the , Tanya Plibersek, visited the Household Organisation Management Expenses (HOME) Advice Program at Hanover Welfare… Continue reading

Housing Affordability Falls to Record Lows

October, November and December 2007 housing figures released today by the Housing Industry Association show that housing affordability has dropped to an all time low. In 1996, the average home cost four times the average wage. In 2007, the average… Continue reading

First meeting of COAG Housing Working Group

The first meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Housing Working Group was held in Sydney today. The meeting was chaired by the Federal Minister for Housing, Tanya Plibersek MP, who said afterwards that: ‘I was greatly encouraged by… Continue reading

Women celebrated on Australia Day

One hundred and eighty two women have been honoured in the 2008 Australia Day Awards, including 153 in the General Division of the Order of Australia. I would like to congratulate these women for their significant efforts across education, law,… Continue reading

Australian Women Short Changed

I am pleased to launch government research today which provides vital new evidence on the gender pay gap and how it affects senior business women The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) Gender Income Distribution of Top… Continue reading