Transcripts by The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Doorstop, Austins Ferry, Tasmania

BRENDAN O’CONNOR: Thanks very much. Thanks for coming because this is a fantastic initiative and of course you’ve just heard from Carleen Jacobson, someone who’s been a beneficiary of what is a very important scheme initiated by the Gillard Government.… Continue reading

Small business advisory services funding; Tony Abbott’s lack of commitment to small business; help for retrenched Queensland public servants; royal commission into child sex abuse; Select Council on Housing and Homelessness meeting

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Well, it’s great to be in Brisbane today to announce those organisations that are in receipt of money to provide advice to businesses across the country. The Gillard Government established the Small Business Advisory Services, and we dedicated… Continue reading

Royal Commission into Child Abuse, ABC Newsradio

MARIUS BENSON: Well, the Federal Government’s announcement that it is establishing a royal commission to investigate claims of child abuse in church, state and private institutions has been welcomed by child protection advocates and Catholic Church representatives. It’s also won bipartisan… Continue reading

Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse

E&OE CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY RAY HADLEY: As I mentioned earlier, there’s been widespread support, as there should be, for the Prime Minister’s announcement there’ll be a royal commission into child sexual abuse. The inquiry will cover all religious institutions, state-based… Continue reading

Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse

E&OE CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY JON FAINE: Brendan O’Connor is speaking on behalf of the Attorney-General (sic) and the Prime Minister on the royal commission issue this morning. He’s the Acting Families Minister as well as Minister for Housing, Homelessness and… Continue reading

Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse

E&OE – CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY NEIL MITCHELL: In a sense the Prime Minister has preempted the royal commission a little because she referred in her speech yesterday as the evil of people preying on children and the systemic failure –… Continue reading

Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse

E&OE – Check Against Delivery RUSSELL WOOLF:             The Federal Government has today announced there’ll be a royal commission into the way institutions have responded to allegations of child abuse. This follows revelations from a New South Wales policeman that his… Continue reading

Address to the Community Housing Federation victoria

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** Acknowledgments I acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we meet today, and pay my respects to their elders, past and present. Thank you John for that warm introduction. I welcome this opportunity… Continue reading

Launch of Lifecourse Research

BRENDAN O’CONNOR:  Thanks very much John (Murphy). I’d too like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their elders both past and present. I thank Barnados for allowing us to… Continue reading

10,000th National Rental Affordability Scheme home

KARREN WALSH: Thank you to our special guest, the Honourable Minister Brendan O’Connor, Bernadette Lynn and Diane from FaHCSIA, Coco Goodson from Contexx, Lesley Dredge from the Community Housing Federation of Victoria. John (McInerney) the chairperson from – the CEO… Continue reading

ABC Radio – Homelessness

E&OE TONY EASTLEY: The Federal Government doesn’t know if it’s on course to meet its target to cut the homelessness rate by 20 per cent in six years. In 2008 the then prime minister Kevin Rudd set the interim goal… Continue reading