Media Releases by The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

Jobs Fund supports young people in Bundaberg

Minister for Housing and Status of Women Tanya Plibersek today visited the Salvation Army (Queensland) Property Trust’s ‘Experience the Change’ project in Bundaberg. The Salvation Army Property Trust has received more than $936,000 in funding through the Australian Government’s Jobs… Continue reading

Next generation of female sport leaders announced

Minister for Sport Kate Ellis and Minister for the Status of Women Tanya Plibersek today announced the recipients of the 2010-11 Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women (SLGSfW) program.        The grants and scholarships, jointly funded by the Australian… Continue reading

More than 1,500 affordable rental homes in Queensland

Minister for Housing Tanya Plibersek and Queensland Minister for Housing Karen Struthers have announced that 1,532 new affordable rental homes will be built as part of the first large scale successful bid in Queensland under the National Rental Affordability Scheme.… Continue reading

Australia welcomes the establishment of UN Women

Australia welcomes the establishment of the new United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, to be known as ‘UN Women’. The new body, UN Women, will allow better coordination of global efforts to promote gender equality… Continue reading

Works underway at Wayside Chapel

Redevelopment of the Wayside Chapel began today, with the turning of the first sod on the construction site of the new buildings. Minister for Housing and Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek joined NSW Premier Kristina Keneally, Reverend Graham Long, and… Continue reading

New training package to assist aged care workers

The Australian Government today announced a training package that will assist aged care providers dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people. The package, which is being developed through a partnership with ACON, Australia’s largest community-based GLBT health and… Continue reading

Legislation to Strengthen Anti-Discrimination Laws for Families

Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, today introduced legislation to provide stronger discrimination protections for Australians with family responsibilities. “These changes will ensure that our anti-discrimination laws meet the needs of contemporary Australians and will also make it easier for people to understand… Continue reading

$310,000 for International Womens Day Centenary

Minister for the Status of Women, Tanya Plibersek, has announced $310,000 to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day in 2011. “8 March 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and will be a terrific opportunity for women… Continue reading

18 new affordable homes for seniors in Springwood

Minister for Housing Tanya Plibersek and Member for Macquarie Bob Debus today inspected the site of UnitingCare’s 18-unit development at Springwood that will provide affordable rental homes for seniors. The new apartments will be built by UnitingCare Ageing under Round… Continue reading

Stimulus delivers new affordable housing in Liverpool

Federal Minister for Housing Tanya Plibersek and NSW Minister for Housing Frank Terenzini today inspected a 45 unit development that will provide new affordable homes in Liverpool. The 43 two-bedroom and two three-bedroom townhouses are funded through the Nation Building… Continue reading

New Business Toolkit for Indigenous Women

The Australian Government today released a new Business Toolkit for Indigenous Women, aimed at providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women across Australia with information and advice on being successful in business. The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and… Continue reading