Media Releases by The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

More affordable housing for seniors in Ryde

Tanya Plibersek, and Member for Bennelong, Maxine McKew, today inspected a new social housing project which is delivering 17 new affordable homes for seniors and people with disability in the Sydney suburb of Ryde. Tradelink Construction is building 17 one… Continue reading

Lead Agency Announced For Respectful Relationships Campaign

The Rudd Government today announced that advertising agency J Walter Thompson would be the lead agency in the Rudd Government’s $17 million respectful relationships social marketing campaign. J Walter Thompson will design an innovative media approach that promotes positive relationship… Continue reading

350 New Affordable Homes in Henley Brook

Minister for Housing, Tanya Plibersek, today visited the Henley Brook housing development in Perth’s Swan Valley, where around 350 homes will be made cheaper and come to market quicker through round two of the Rudd Government’s Housing Affordability Fund. Prime… Continue reading

$50 million for more affordable homes

The Australian Government today announced eight housing development projects which will share in $50 million under Round Two of the Housing Affordability Fund. The $50 million investment will save home buyers an average of $20,000 for 3214 new homes and… Continue reading

Lismore’s homeless given a helping hand

Minister for Housing, Tanya Plibersek, and Member for Page, Janelle Saffin today toured the Lismore Homeless Shelter. Delivering on an election commitment to provide a homeless shelter in Lismore, the Australian Government provided $200,000 for the purchase and construction of… Continue reading

More homes for people in need in Port Macquarie

Housing Minister David Borger said 83 homes for people in need are now under construction in the Port Macquarie-Hastings area. Mr Borger said the homes, worth more than $26-million, are being funded from the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan and… Continue reading

Weekly payments for vulnerable Australians

Vulnerable Australians will now have the option of receiving their regular income support payments weekly, instead of fortnightly, to help them better manage their budgets. Under legislation passed today – the Social Security and Family Legislation Amendment (Weekly Payments) Bill… Continue reading

National Women’s Alliances unite

Representatives from the six new National Women’s Alliances gathered for the first time at Parliament House in Canberra today. The meeting included members of the newly formed Australian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Alliance, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s… Continue reading

Gender pay gap costs $93 billion each year

The research, The impact of a sustained gender wage gap on the Australian economy, commissioned by the Australian Government’s Office for Women, identified reasons for the gender pay gap and measured the impact of the gap on economic growth.NATSEM found… Continue reading

Boost for rural women’s voice

Rural and regional women across Australia will have greater opportunity to engage with government with the announcement of funding for the National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC). Tanya Plibersek, and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development, Maxine McKew, announced today that the… Continue reading

Stronger voice for Indigenous women

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women will have a new forum to raise issues of concern and develop their own solutions through the establishment of the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs,… Continue reading

Government boosts the voice of women

Tanya Plibersek, today announced the establishment of six National Women’s Alliances. The alliances, which will share in $3.6 million over three years from the Australian Government, comprise women’s organisations and individuals from across Australia. Each alliance has a specific focus:… Continue reading

Australia increases support for women in conflict situations

Today, International Women’s Day, marks the economic, social and political achievements of women. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Empowering Women to End Poverty by 2015’. Removing discrimination and actively supporting women’s full participation in economic, social… Continue reading