The Hon Jenny Macklin MP
National Child Protection Week 2012 – Play Your Part
The Minister for Families, Jenny Macklin, and the Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins, are encouraging all Australians to play their part in National Child Protection Week, which begins…
Second Action Plan: National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children
Australia’s Community and Disability Services Ministers today endorsed the Second Action Plan 2012–15 of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020.
Families, pensioners and students benefit from indexation changes
From today more than 1.8 million families will receive a boost in their family payments through indexation to help make ends meet.
New measures to boost skills and workforce participation
Important new measures introduced as part of the Gillard Government’s $3 billion Building Australia’s Future Workforce (BAFW) skills and workforce participation package come into effect tomorrow…
Parenting trial gives young Australians a fairer go
More than 600 teenage parents are benefiting from education opportunities and services which are helping them to deal with the challenges of raising a family, thanks to the Gillard Government’s…
BUDGET 2012-13 Investing to close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage
The Australian Government is continuing to invest to close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage, with more than $5.2 billion in funding for employment, education, health services, community…
BUDGET 2012-13 Getting Australians job ready and into work
The Gillard Government is committed to supporting jobs and the 2012-13 Budget will continue to build on our investments in skills, training and assistance.
Jobs and sustainable communities for people in remote Australia
The Australian Government today announced significant changes to remote employment and community development services to help more people get into jobs and participate in their community.
Supporting children, youth and families in Northern Territory communities
The Australian Government is investing more than $443 million over 10 years to strengthen the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, youth and their families in Northern Territory…
$47 million to help teenage parents finish school
A new Australian Government measure aimed at helping teenage parents complete their education and ensuring their children are ready for school, commences in ten communities from today.
New support for teenage parents and jobless families
Teenage and jobless parents will have new opportunities to complete their school education and enter the workforce as a result of measures being introduced by the Gillard Government.
More jobs, better job opportunities for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory
Aboriginal people in remote communities across the Northern Territory will have greater employment and economic opportunities under a $19.1 million jobs package announced today.