Media Releases

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.

Day for Daniel

Annual Day for Daniel helping to make communities safer for all children. It is a reminder that it is everyone’s duty to protect children.

Right to enjoy childhood focus of National Children’s Week

Assistant Minister for Children and Families Michelle Landry today calls on all Australians to participate in the wide variety of activities planned nationwide for National Children’s Week 2019.

New guide for handling complaints involving children

The Coalition Government has today launched a new guide to help organisations better handle complaints that upholds the rights and voices of young Australians.

Rocky expo showcases support for people with disability

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.

Landry launches trial of a text messaging support service for new parents

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.