Media Releases

Working together and taking action to improve child safety

The Healing Foundation facilitated the first in a series of stakeholders workshops organised by the National Office for Child Safety today. The workshops are aimed at developing the most effective ways to implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

New data on attitudes towards violence against women

Most people agree violence against women is wrong and are more likely to support gender equality than ever before, according to new research released today by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety.

Continuing critical work of 1800RESPECT

The flagship national domestic and family violence and sexual assault counselling, information and support service, 1800RESPECT, will receive $10.9 million in additional Australian Government funding to meet ongoing demand.

Government continues to seek a home for every child

Assistant Minister Landry attended an Adopt Change event at Parliament House and affirmed the Government’s commitment to finding a safe home for every child as well as considering the report recently tabled in parliament.

Government and Communities Collaborate for Stronger Families

Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Ms Michelle Landry, today affirmed the Coalition Government’s commitment to supporting children, families and local communities at today’s Family and Relationships Services Australia Conference in Cairns, Queensland.

Ninth anniversary of the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants

Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Children & Families, Michelle Landry, today acknowledged the ninth anniversary of the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

Landry supports “Yesvember” and says Yes to #aHomeForEveryChild

The Federal Coalition Government, state and territory governments, and non-government organisations are committed to improving permanency outcomes for the 48,000 children in out-of-home care and ensuring they have a safe, stable and loving home.

Morrison Government announces ongoing support for migrants in their communities

Federal Minister for Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, have announced $4.13 million in continued funding for three organisations specialising in migrant settlement services.

Free domestic violence alert training for disability workers

The Coalition Government is funding a pilot program to provide domestic violence response (DV-alert) training to frontline workers supporting women with disability across the country.

National Adoption Awareness Month

November marks National Adoption Awareness Month, a reminder that every child deserves a safe, stable and loving home.

End shame and silence this blue knot day

“The time for blame, for turning away, for hiding, for running and denying is over; recovery is possible.” Federal Member for Capricornia and Assistant Minister for Children & Families, Hon Michelle Landry MP, says today is the perfect opportunity to help and support adult survivors of childhood traumas.

Young and old connect by asking Gran, not Google

A ground-breaking, Morrison Government-supported program encouraging thousands of students to “Ask Gran, Not Google” and forge links with senior Australians is being rolled out across Australia.

MPs Walk for Daniel

Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, joined Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien, and hundreds of Sunshine Coast locals today to walk in the 14th Annual ‘Walk for Daniel’ at Woombye on the Sunshine Coast.

Daniel’s Legacy Unites Parliament

On the eve of Day for Daniel, the Australian Parliament will today join local Fairfax MP Ted O’Brien, Assistant Minister for Children and Families Michelle Landry and Prime Minister Scott Morrison in honouring the child safety legacy of Daniel Morcombe.

Try Something New: Get Online This Week

The call has gone out for all Australians to try one new thing online during Get Online Week.

National Child Protection Week

All Australians are being urged to play their part in keeping children safe during National Child Protection Week this week.