The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP

Latest Media Releases

Community Services Ministers Meeting

Community Services Ministers met via video conference on 5 August to discuss the interconnectedness of the issues impacting families in the community and the complexities of child protection.

$31 million to boost readiness for educational environments for children with disability or developmental concerns

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced grants of $16 million under the National Early Childhood Program (NECP) and an additional $15 million under the Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program.

Protecting people living with disability from the latest COVID-19 wave

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to protecting people living with disability and their carers from the latest COVID-19 winter wave and will launch a targeted text message campaign to protect their health.

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Latest Editorials

Minister Rishworth – Opinion piece – Herald Sun

There is a moment I recall with my eldest son Percy whenever I think about gender-norms, family dynamics and respectful relationships.

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Latest Speeches

Australian Services Union NSW / ACT Social and Community Services Council Speech 2022

Minister Rishworth gave a Ministerial address at the annual Australian Services Union Senior Delegation outlining the work that is underway in the community services sector.

National Youth Disability Summit Speech 2022

Minister Rishworth gave a Ministerial address at the National Youth Disability Summit 2022 outlining the support available for young people and children with disability.

Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) Conference Speech 2022

Minister Rishworth gave a Ministerial address at the AIFS 2022 Conference outlining the overarching agenda for Social Services.

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Latest Transcripts

Interview on ABC Far North, Drive with Adam Stephen

Cashless debit card, income management in Cape York, the Family Responsibilities Commission

Minister Rishworth on ABC NewsRadio breakfast with Thomas Oriti

Changes in government are remarkably rare in Australian federal politics - it’s only happened eight times since the end of the Second World War, but that’s of course what we saw this week with the Albanese Government taking power in the 47th Parliament of Australia.

Minister Rishworth on Radio National Breakfast with Patricia Karvelas

Minister Rishworth discusses legislation for family and domestic violence leave and the Cashless Debit Card on Radio National Breakfast with Patricia Karvelas.

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