Media Releases by The Hon Sussan Ley MP

Just Add You for successful Youth Week

Just Add You is the theme for the seventh annual National Youth Week (NYW), where thousands of events, concerts and competitions will be held to celebrate Australia’s youth from April 1 to 9, 2006. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and… Continue reading

Young Aussies to sail on Ship for World Youth

A delegation of young Australians will be representing the nation on board the Ship for World Youth on voyage from 10 January to 2 March 2006. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, today… Continue reading

Young Muslims congregate for harmony

Around 70 young Muslims will attend a National Summit for Young Australian Muslims, co-hosted by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs and the Australian Multicultural Foundation on Saturday, the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, John Cobb… Continue reading

2005 National Child Protection Award winners announced

Fifteen organisations have been nationally recognised for their contributions to reducing and preventing child abuse and neglect, at the 2005 National Child Protection Awards held today in Canberra. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, Sussan Ley, today congratulated… Continue reading

Good Beginning for Nambour’s local community

Service providers, groups and individuals will have the opportunity to contribute to the future direction of their local community at an open forum in Nambour, Queensland. Speaking at the open forum in Nambour today, the Parliamentary Secretary for Children and… Continue reading

Adelong Learning Centre to assist 40 families

More than 40 families from the Tumut Shire will benefit from over $70,000 in Howard Government funding for a new Long Day Care centre in Adelong. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon Sussan Ley, today officially… Continue reading

Greater insight into Australia’s ageing population

There are 100,000 more Australians who are fully self-funded retirees than four years ago as more people become less reliant on Government income support. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon Sussan Ley, today said the findings… Continue reading

Fresh new look at young Indigenous issues

Seventeen young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders met for the first time in Canberra to explore new ways to shape the future direction of Indigenous people. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon Sussan Ley, today welcomed… Continue reading

Australians urged to make communities child friendly

All Australians should take steps to make their communities child friendly in order to reduce and ultimately prevent child abuse and neglect, the Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon Sussan Ley, said today. Launching National Child Protection… Continue reading

Sydney to host 2008 Catholic World Youth Day

The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon Sussan Ley, today joined Prime Minister John Howard in welcoming the announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that Sydney will host the Catholic World Youth Day in July 2008. “I would… Continue reading

Fostering a successful transition from care

The level of support provided to children and young people in out of home care and their transition to independent living will be examined at a three-day national forum in Brisbane. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the… Continue reading

Youth: Plibersek misses the point yet again

The Australian Government’s longstanding support for the Young Australian of the Year Awards is a recognition and celebration of the many young Australians who make substantial and outstanding contributions to their communities. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs,… Continue reading

National recognition for foster carers

Foster carers who have cared for foster children for 20 years or more have been nationally recognised at an awards ceremony, today in Alice Springs sponsored by the Howard Government. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon… Continue reading

Labor misses the point on Youth Leadership

Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon Sussan Ley, today rejected claims by Opposition spokeswoman for Youth, Tanya Plibersek, of the lack of youth representation on the National Youth Roundtable (Roundtable) and the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group… Continue reading

Roundtable: giving young Australians a voice

Thirty young Australians have been chosen to represent the views of young people as members of the National Youth Roundtable 2005. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, today welcomed the new members who… Continue reading

Indigenous Youth Leaders 2005 Announced

Promoting issues of relevance to young Indigenous Australians will be the focus for the 17 members of the Howard Government’s National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group (NIYLG) 2005-06. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, the Hon Sussan Ley, today… Continue reading

Listening to Young Indigenous Australians

Further support and assistance for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia will be a key issue of discussion at the meeting of the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group (NIYLG) in Canberra today. The Parliamentary Secretary for Children… Continue reading

Conference to address rural child care needs

The challenges faced by children and families in rural and regional areas will be discussed at an annual conference in country New South Wales today. Speaking at the Country Children’s Services of NSW (CCSA) Annual Conference in Newcastle today, the… Continue reading