Media Releases

New campaign encourages respectful relationships across Australia

The Albanese Labor Government is today launching a new campaign to help reduce the incidence of sexual violence in Australia by improving community understanding and attitudes on consent and respectful relationships.

National Partnership delivers $47.8 million in funding to prevent family and domestic violence

Services providing frontline support to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV) will receive a share of $47.8 million in Commonwealth Government funding under the Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence National Partnership Agreement 2023-25 (NPA).

Strengthening support for redress applicants

The Albanese Labor Government is increasing support for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse by investing $33.3 million in new and expanded services for National Redress Scheme applicants.

Keeping more older Australians safe online with Be Connected

The Albanese Labor Government is ensuring older Australians can confidently and safely use the internet and digital technology, through an extension to the Digital Literacy for Older Australians program – known as Be Connected.

Strengthening financial counselling supports for Australians facing hardship

The Albanese Labor Government is strengthening support for Australians experiencing financial hardship by boosting funding for financial counselling services, including targeted support for communities affected by natural disasters.

Increased funding for financially vulnerable people and communities

The Albanese Labor Government is boosting funding to support Australians in financial distress and to build financial resilience over the longer term.

Working to keep women safe

The Albanese Labor Government will continue our commitment to ending family, domestic and sexual violence in one generation with further investments to accelerate our efforts.

Budget delivers for people with disability

The Albanese Labor Government will continue delivering better outcomes for the more than one in six Australians with disability by boosting investments in disability employment and the NDIS.

Relieving cost of living pressures for pensioners and income support recipients

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to responsible cost of living relief for Australians, delivering targeted support for pensioners and income support recipients.

Valuing our nation’s volunteers and the organisations they support

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing its commitment to the volunteering sector with close to $10 million in grant funding to support volunteers to do vital work in their communities.

More than $10 million to champion the rights and freedoms of people with disability

The Albanese Labor Government is championing the rights and freedoms of people with disability and has doubled systemic disability advocacy funding over the next four years.

Retirement of Director of Australian Institute of Family Studies

Today, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone AM has announced her decision to retire from her role as the Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Early Years Strategy to provide Australia’s children with the best start possible

Children’s policy, funding and programs should no longer be siloed, with better integration and coordination needed to give all children in Australia the best start in life, according to the Albanese Labor Government’s Early Years Strategy, released today.

Removing barriers to employment for Australia’s carers

The Albanese Labor Government will enable carers to work more flexibly and progress their study while still keeping their Carer Payment under changes to be announced in the Budget.

Helping women leave a violent partner payment

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to ending family, domestic and sexual violence in a generation. This is a national crisis.

Tackling online harms

Ending men’s violence against women and tackling misogyny and the harm it creates requires concerted action from all levels of government and all parts of society and we are building on investments already made in this space.

Joint statement

The Australian Institute of Criminology’s National Homicide Monitoring Program has found 34 women were killed by an intimate partner in 2022-23, an increase of 28 per cent on the previous year.

Supporting the most vulnerable in our community

Today we are releasing the Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee’s second report as well as a progress update on the Albanese Government’s actions to tackle disadvantage in our community.

New Changing Places initiative unveiled

The Albanese and South Australian Governments have opened a new accessible changing place, marking a key step towards ensuring every Australian can equally access their community.

Labor continues to deliver on its commitment to community sector organisations

The Albanese Government recognises the significance of government funding to community sector organisations and is mandating that agencies pass on indexation to grant recipients where grant programs are linked to one of the wage cost indexes.