Ministers for the Department of Social Services https://ministers.dss.gov.au/ Latest media releases, transcripts and speeches from Department of Social Services Portfolio Ministers en 4th National Child Protection Forum 2021 https://ministers.dss.gov.au/speeches/7346 As the Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, I’m pleased to say that there is a lot of important work currently underway when it comes to protecting Australia’s most vulnerable kids. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:12:36 +1000 Michelle Landry https://ministers.dss.gov.au/speeches/7346 Public consultations now open for the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/7111 Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, has today launched an online consultation process to support the development of the first five-year implementation plan under the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 (the National Framework). Tue, 01 Jun 2021 15:48:48 +1000 Michelle Landry https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/7111 Bravehearts Ball 2021 https://ministers.dss.gov.au/speeches/7081 There’s no doubt that in child safety the challenges remain huge, but good things are happening. And that’s why occasions like this are so important. Fri, 21 May 2021 13:52:37 +1000 Michelle Landry https://ministers.dss.gov.au/speeches/7081 Response to Productivity Commission’s Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory report https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/7061 The Morrison Government has today provided its response to the Productivity Commission’s final Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory report which outlines in-principle support for the suggested reforms. Tue, 18 May 2021 08:09:34 +1000 Anne Ruston, Michelle Landry https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/7061 Celebrating Australian families https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/7051 National Families Week (15-21 May) is an event which is dedicated to recognising the vital role that families play within the fabric of Australia. Mon, 17 May 2021 12:42:38 +1000 Michelle Landry https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/7051 New provider announced for the redesigned Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/6936 Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, has today announced Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) as the successful provider delivering the Morrison Government’s $4.75 million redesigned Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS). Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:51:04 +1000 Michelle Landry https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/6936 Strengthening our communities through Volunteer Grants https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/6851 Up to $20 million in grants is now available to support volunteers in local communities across the nation. Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:42:28 +1100 Michelle Landry https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/6851 Northern Territory Tripartite Forum https://ministers.dss.gov.au/speeches/6796 We have a real opportunity to build on the momentum that we’ve secured so far when it comes to our aim to strengthen child safety across the nation, and this Forum will be front-and centre of these efforts – especially in the Territory. Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:14:27 +1100 Michelle Landry https://ministers.dss.gov.au/speeches/6796 Family Matters 2020 Report https://ministers.dss.gov.au/speeches/6501 Today of course, is a very important occasion and I’m pleased to be a part of the launch of SNAICC’s Family Matters Report for 2020. On behalf of the Morrison Government, I would like to commend SNAICC for their ongoing leadership over the past 40 years in providing an effective voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:14:48 +1100 Michelle Landry https://ministers.dss.gov.au/speeches/6501 2020 Day for Daniel unites Australians on child safety https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/6461 Tomorrow on Day for Daniel, Australia’s largest child safety awareness and education day, it is an important reminder of our duty to protect every Australian child. Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:14:46 +1100 Michelle Landry https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/6461