Media Releases by Senator the Hon Jan McLucas

Statement

I am honoured to be appointed as the Minister for Human Services and thank the Prime Minister for the opportunity to deliver and provide access to social, health and other payments and services to all Australians.  Having served as the… Continue reading

Encouraging flexible workplaces for Australia’s carers

Employers are being encouraged to provide flexible working arrangements for carers under the Australian Government’s Care Aware Workplaces program. The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas said registrations are currently open for the program that is designed… Continue reading

Extra funding for playgroups to give kids a better start

Children with disability will get extra benefits from playgroup activities as a result of $600,000 funding the Gillard Government is providing to Playgroups Australia. The Minister for Families, Jenny Macklin today joined the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Jan… Continue reading

National Disability Insurance Scheme Rules released

The Gillard Government today released further detail of the rules that will guide how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) works for people with disability, their families, carers and service providers. The rules support the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill,… Continue reading

Celebrating 20 years of the Disability Discrimination Act

Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin, and Parliamentary Secretary for Disability and Carers, Jan McLucas today acknowledged the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act. Speaking at the launch of Twenty Years: Twenty Stories, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s collection… Continue reading

University leading disability awareness campaign

The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas today threw her support behind a student-led campaign at the University of New South Wales to create an accessible campus for students with disability. Senator McLucas joined students for a… Continue reading

Celebrating International Asperger’s Day

The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas and Senator for the Northern Territory, Trish Crossin today recognised International Asperger’s Day with staff of Autism Northern Territory and Autism South Australia, Carers NT and the families who use… Continue reading

Darwin locals speak up for the NDIS

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas and Senator for the Northern Territory, Trish Crossin, today joined people with disability, their families and carers and local service providers at two community forums held in Lyons. Senator Crossin said… Continue reading

Supporting children with Muscular Dystrophy

More than 120 children with muscular dystrophy will attend respite camps this year thanks to the Gillard Government. As part of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas announced a $46,000 boost to… Continue reading

Beware of scammers asking for NDIS fees

People are being warned to beware of contact from anyone claiming to work for the Government who tries to make them pay an administration fee to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These claims are false. There is no… Continue reading

National Disability Strategy – a blueprint for action

A report setting out how governments across Australia will work together to deliver the National Disability Strategy has been tabled by the Standing Council on Community and Disability Services to the Council of Australian Governments. The Minister for Disability Reform,… Continue reading

Local parents have their say at MyTime

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas and Member for Parramatta, Julie Owens today joined parents and carers of children with disability in a MyTime session in Merrylands. The Federal Labor Government is delivering $10.5 million to support… Continue reading

Five star performance by Australian athletes in Korea

Minister for Sport, Senator Kate Lundy and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas today congratulated Team Australia on their incredible performances at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea. As the Games drew to a… Continue reading

Let the games begin in Korea

The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas will today leave for South Korea to participate in a series of bilateral meetings in Seoul to discuss Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme, sport as a platform to promote aid… Continue reading

Strengthening Australian Disability Enterprises

The Australian Government will invest an additional $2.75 million to help Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) as they move toward the Australian Government’s vision for supported employment and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers,… Continue reading

Queenslanders ready for the Winter Games

Three Queensland athletes are preparing for their departure to South Korea later this week, ready to compete in the the tenth Special Olympics World Winter Games. Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers and Senator for Queensland, Jan McLucas today met… Continue reading

Newman robs Peter to pay Paul

Premier Campbell Newman and the Queensland LNP Government are robbing Peter to pay Paul by announcing today that they will divert $12 million from a vital infrastructure fund to pay for critical seawalls in the Torres Strait. Last year the… Continue reading