Delivering for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

More than 2000 Indigenous Australian families with children who need to live away from home to access secondary school will benefit from an extra $5900 per year, on average, through changes to Family Tax Benefit that passed Parliament this week.

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said families whose children go to boarding school and were supported by ABSTUDY would now receive Family Tax Benefit payments until their children finish secondary school.

A message from Minister Wyatt for the people of Geraldton

To the family of Ms Clarke and the community of Geraldton,

Any shooting is a tragedy and I send my deepest condolences to you all. I can’t express enough my sympathies for everyone involved in this incident.

This is a distressing time but I ask you to find strength in each other and remain calm. We need to let the Western Australia Police and the Coroner complete their investigations to understand the full circumstances of the incident before we draw any conclusions.

I’d like to thank the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service for helping to support Ms Clarke’s family.

Yours sincerely,
Ken Wyatt