The Hon Michelle Landry MP
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Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, has encouraged people with disability and their supporters and families to contribute their input into the reshaping of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, while officially opening the inaugural Regional Disability Expo in Rockhampton.
Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, today launched a trial for Parent Link at a community event in Rockhampton. Parent Link is a free text messaging service aimed at providing information and resources to parents and expectant parents in the first 1000 days of their child’s life.
This year marks the sixth anniversary of the National Apology for Forced Adoptions. On 21 March 2013, the Government formally apologised to people affected by past forced adoption policies and practices in Australia.
The launch of the Fourth Action Plan is the next critical step in improving the way we, as a nation, care for and protect Australia’s children. The Fourth Action Plan will further build the foundations and evidence base that will enable us to continue to improve outcomes for Australia’s children and young people beyond 2020.
This new app is an innovative and important tool, tailored specifically to assist women with disabilities to recognise violence and abuse, understand their rights, and take action to ensure their safety.
Ensuring children’s safety and wellbeing is a major driver of national permanency reform. Every child deserves a secure and happy childhood and a chance to have their brightest possible future.