Media Releases by The Hon Mal Brough MP

Better access to respite services for older carers

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today announced the successful non-government organisations which will deliver services under the $51 million New Respite for Older Carers of Children with Disabilities Program. Mr Brough said the three year… Continue reading

Howard Government backs Palm Island reforms

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today announced $14 million for a new housing and welfare strategy for the Queensland Indigenous community of Palm Island. With a population of about 3,500 people, Palm Island is one… Continue reading

Helping children with autism

The Howard Government has today announced a $190.7 million package to support children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD,) their parents and carers. Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said the package announced by the Prime Minister… Continue reading

National Day for Older Australians

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, has today acknowledged National Day for Older Australians, a time to celebrate the contribution senior Australians have made and continue to make in our communities. “To recognise the important contribution… Continue reading

South Australian Seniors Week

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today acknowledged the start of Seniors Week in South Australia. “Seniors Week is an excellent time to pay tribute to the valuable role that so many seniors play in our… Continue reading

Tasmanian Seniors Week

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today acknowledged the start of Seniors Week in Tasmania. “Seniors Week is an excellent time to pay tribute to the enormous contribution that so many seniors in our community have… Continue reading

Labor to scrap Child Care Tax Rebate

“It seems a Federal Labor Government would scrap the Childe Care Tax Rebate,” Minister for Families and Community Services, Mal Brough, said today. “Labor’s spokeswoman, Jenny Macklin, has today totally ignored the impact of Child Care Tax Rebate (CCTR,) when… Continue reading

Macklin Wrong on Child Care Costs

“Jenny Macklin is deliberately misleading the people of La Trobe with her claims about child care costs in the local area,” Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said today. “For a start, Ms Macklin’s claim that… Continue reading

New remote police stations in Western Australia

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today announced a $20 million agreement to build new police facilities in four Indigenous communities across Western Australia. “The agreement will see new Multifunction Police Facilities built at Burringurrah (Gascoyne,)… Continue reading

Minister Receives NIC Report

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today received the latest report from the National Indigenous Council on its activities and achievements. “I’m pleased to receive this latest report, which covers the period December 2004 to September… Continue reading

Minister slams NT Government advertising

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today condemned the Northern Territory Government over its full-page ad in today’s NT News. “This should end any doubts about whether Labor fully supports the Northern Territory Emergency Response,” Mr… Continue reading

Focused Planning for Indigenous Child Care Services

The Howard Government’s continued commitment to improving outcomes for Indigenous children and to closing the gap in educational, social and economic outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, is outlined in the Indigenous Child Care Services Plan. Minister for Families, Community… Continue reading

Funding for major Indigenous housing projects

The Howard Government will commit a further $514 million in funding for Indigenous housing, accommodation and related services in the Northern Territory. Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough today said this major commitment is on top… Continue reading

Macklin child care attack on states

“Jenny Macklin’s criticism of child care centres’ over basic standards relating to safety and hygiene amount to a scathing attack on State Labor Governments,” Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said today. “Ms Macklin knows that… Continue reading