Media Releases by The Hon John Cobb MP

Rudd embarrasses Labor on Child Care

John Cobb, acting Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, today said that Kevin Rudd’s comments on child care prove the Australian Labor Party, under his leadership, is still a policy ‘hit and miss’ zone when it comes to… Continue reading

Child Care Vacancy Data

Acting Federal Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Minister John Cobb said the Government yesterday provided information on Child Care Vacancy Data in response to their request for the most recent data. Mr Cobb said that data (attached) is compiled… Continue reading

NSW Response a Start – More Resources Needed

Acting Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister John Cobb today welcomed the overdue New South Wales Government response to the report of the Aboriginal Child Sexual Assault Taskforce but was concerned that the plan will not be backed up with additional resources.… Continue reading

1 January 2007 changes to help families and seniors

Acting Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, John Cobb, today said from 1 January 2007, individuals and families would be further supported with the implementation of a number of Howard Government measures. People on income support who experience… Continue reading

Government Welcomes Federal Court’s Decision

The Acting Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, John Cobb has welcomed the Federal Court’s decision to confirm the appointment of an administrator at Mutitjulu in the Northern Territory. The Administrator was appointed by the Registrar of Aboriginal… Continue reading

Projects to Support New South Wales homeless

People in New South Wales who are homeless or in need of support services will be further assisted through five new projects, with funding from the Australian and New South Wales Governments. Federal Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, and… Continue reading

Projects to support Northern Territory homeless

People in the Northern Territory who are homeless or in need of support services will be further assisted through three new projects, with funding from the Australian and Northern Territory Governments. Federal Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, and Acting… Continue reading

Better Service for Disabled People

The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today announced a number of enhancements to the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) that will increase the availability and improve access to valuable advocacy services for people with disabilities and their families. ‘To… Continue reading

Labor out of touch on youth leadership

Claims by Labor spokesperson Tania Plibersek that the Australian Government is undermining youth organisations by merging the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group with the National Youth Roundtable are deliberately misleading and wrong, Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, said today.… Continue reading

Young Australians to have their say

Young Australians who are passionate about making a real difference will have the opportunity to have their say on issues which impact on their lives as part of National Youth Roundtable 2007, an Australian Government youth initiative. The Minister for… Continue reading

Minister visits Devon Industries

Devon Industries, a division of Devonfield Enterprises, has been receiving funding to support people with disabilities in the workforce since October 1992. The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, accompanied by the local Federal Member for Braddon, Mark Baker, today… Continue reading

Minister visits Anglicare Tasmania

As part of a three day tour of Tasmania, the Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, who was accompanied by Mark Baker, Federal Member for Braddon, today visited Anglicare Tasmania, an organisation assisting young people who are homeless or at… Continue reading

Rural Co-Pilots guided into their future

Australian Government funding, of $120,000 in the 2006-2007 financial year, will strengthen the Rural Co-Pilots mentoring program across Northern Tasmania. The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today was accompanied by the Member for Bass, Michael Ferguson when he visited… Continue reading

Community Services Minister visits support services

The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, accompanied by local Federal Member for Bass, Michael Ferguson, today visited Anglicare Tasmania, Colony 47 Inc and Relationship Australia to see first hand the much-needed services being delivered to homeless young people, or… Continue reading

BlueLine Laundry continues to clean with more funding

The Minister for Community Services, John Cobb, today visited BlueLine Laundry which receives Disability Employment Assistance funding of $345,929 to support 43 employees with disability and this extra funding will enable the service to continue to grow. ‘The original business… Continue reading

Improved support services for Tasmania’s homeless

People at risk of homelessness in Tasmania will soon have improved access to support services through a joint commitment by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments to deliver a pilot project to the state. The Australian Government Minister for Community Services,… Continue reading