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Family Matters No. 51 - September 1998

Minister opens Institute Conference

Jocelyn Newman

Abstract

In her speech opening the 6th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, the Minister For Family and Community Services refers to the Howard Government's belief that strong families are crucial to maintaining a stable, cohesive and compassionate society, and notes that this belief is the bedrock of our social welfare system. She discusses family breakdown, the need to encourage social and economic participation, and the Howard Government's track record, portfolio changes, election commitments and priorities.

 

 

In her speech opening the 6th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, the Minister For Family and Community Services refers to the Howard Government's belief that strong families are crucial to maintaining a stable, cohesive and compassionate society, and notes that this belief is the bedrock of our social welfare system. She discusses family breakdown, the need to encourage social and economic participation, and the Howard Government's track record, portfolio changes, election commitments and priorities.

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