Media Releases

Public consultations now open for the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children

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).

Response to Productivity Commission’s Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory report

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.

Celebrating Australian families

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.

New provider announced for the redesigned Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service

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).

Strengthening our communities through Volunteer Grants

Up to $20 million in grants is now available to support volunteers in local communities across the nation.

2020 Day for Daniel unites Australians on child safety

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.

National Children’s Week 2020

Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, has today welcomed the start of this year’s National Children’s Week, which will be held from 24 October to 1 November across Australia.

Grant round opens for the Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service

The Morrison Government is inviting applications for a competitive grant opportunity for the Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS).

New research to strengthen support for carers

The Morrison Government will provide more than $360,000 in funding for the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) to undertake ground-breaking research that will enhance support for carers across the nation, and lead to better outcomes for some of our most vulnerable children.

Putting kids first: National Child Protection Week 2020

Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, has welcomed the launch of this year’s National Child Protection Week.

NSW Introduces Integrated Birth Certificates

The Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry MP, has today commended the NSW Government for moving to introduce integrated birth certificates.

Anne Hollonds appointed as new National Children’s Commissioner

The Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families Michelle Landry has today congratulated Anne Hollonds on her appointment as Australia’s incoming National Children’s Commissioner.

Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communique

Community Services Ministers (CSM) met via teleconference on Wednesday 29 July 2020 to continue their discussions regarding supporting Australian children and their families.

$1 million boost for the Northern Territory Tripartite Forum

The Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, the Hon Michelle Landry MP, has today announced one-off funding of $1 million to support the Northern Territory Government Reform Management Office in their role as Secretariat for the Children and Families Tripartite Forum.

Continued support for young people leaving out-of-home care

The Morrison Government is extending the Towards Independent Adulthood trial in Western Australia to help support young people scheduled to leave out-of-home care in coming months.

Strengthening Territory Child Protection and Youth Justice

Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families Michelle Landry will attend the ninth meeting of the Northern Territory Tripartite Forum, which is being held today in Darwin.

Consultation opens for the redesign of the Intercountry Adoption Family Support Service

The Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry MP, has today announced a public consultation process on the redesign of the Intercountry Adoption Family Support Service (ICAFSS).

Supporting older Australians to get online

The Morrison Government is extending its highly successful Be Connected program that helps older Australians navigate the online world safely.

Improving information sharing to protect vulnerable children

Australia’s most at risk children will be better protected by a world-first information sharing platform from next year which is designed to improve collaboration between state and territory child protection agencies. Assistant Minister for Children and Families Michelle Landry today announced NSW-based company Itree has been awarded a $5.9 million, five-year contract to deliver the project.

Untangling the knot of trauma - Blue Knot Day 2019

Today marks the tenth anniversary of Blue Knot Day, established by the Blue Knot Foundation to raise awareness of the more than five million adult survivors of complex trauma.