Media Releases

Indexation puts more in the pockets of millions of Australians

Around five million Australians will receive a boost to their social security payments when indexation takes effect later this month.

Women and Women’s Safety Ministerial Communique

Women and Women’s Safety Ministerial Communique 1 March 2024

More employers taking part in trauma-informed conversations around family violence

Australians have sought out information on the Government’s paid family and domestic violence leave with more than 3500 downloads in six months of the Small Business, Big Impact: how to support employees experiencing family and domestic violence leave podcast.

Negotiations underway for an Australian-Uruguay Social Security Agreement

The Albanese Labor Government has commenced negotiations with the Uruguayan Government on a bilateral social security agreement.

Three service providers to deliver new crisis accommodation pilot

The Miles Government has appointed three service providers to deliver a pilot program to help support victim-survivors experiencing, or at risk of homelessness because of domestic, family and sexual violence.

Unlocking tech industry career pathways for young people

The Albanese Labor Government is helping more young people, including those experiencing disadvantage or increased barriers to employment, receive training and experience for future careers in tech with the launch of a Virtual Work Experience Program.

Training for Faith Leaders and CALD Communities to extend care to women and children in crisis

Increased training for Faith Leaders and CALD Communities to better support women and children who experience family, domestic and sexual violence will be funded as part of the Albanese Labor Government’s commitment to ending gender-based violence in one generation.

More than 18,000 BetStop registrations in just six months

More than 18,000 Australians have signed up to BetStop – the National Self-Exclusion Register since it was launched by the Albanese Government six months ago today, demonstrating the significant impact this initiative is having to combat online wagering harms.

Further investment in innovative family, domestic and sexual violence responses

A new initiative to strengthen earlier intervention with men who choose to use violence will be trialled in five locations across Western Australia.

Inaugural Meeting of National Disability Data Asset Council

The Albanese Government is progressing its positive agenda to improve programs and services for people with disability by convening the first meeting of the National Disability Data Asset Council today.

Importance of play in closing the gap for First Nations families and children

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to supporting First Nations children, families and communities with a further investment to support culturally responsive toy libraries.

$14.4 million boost to provide relief for more Australians in need

The Albanese Labor Government is strengthening the support available for Australians experiencing financial crisis with the announcement today of an additional $14.4 million in 2023-24 in funding for Emergency Relief and Food Relief across Australia.

Next Steps on Closing the Gap: Delivering Remote Jobs

The Albanese Government is announcing a new Remote Jobs and Economic Development Program (RJED) that will help close the gap in employment outcomes by creating 3,000 jobs in remote Australia.

National Lived Experience Advisory Council to amplify the voices of people with lived experience of domestic, family and sexual violence

Twelve further members have been appointed by the Australian Government to join the first ever Lived Experience Advisory Council (Advisory Council) to amplify the voices of people with lived experience of domestic, family and sexual violence, at the national level.

More support for Australian families

The Albanese Labor Government continues to deliver on its commitment to support Australian families and reduce cost of living pressures, by funding new and expanded toy libraries in growth corridors and for children with Autism, ADHD or developmental delays.

More young Australians advising the Albanese Government

The Albanese Government is working directly with young people on policies and programs that matter to them.

Australia commences new social security agreement with Serbia

Australia and the Republic of Serbia’s new social security agreement commences today, improving access to retirement benefits for eligible people who have moved between the two countries.

One year of paid family and domestic violence leave

Today marks one year since the Albanese Labor Government introduced the right for millions of workers to access paid family and domestic violence leave.

SA families to get early support for babies through new nation-leading autism program

Up to 1,300 South Australian families with babies showing early signs of autism will be among the first to benefit from a new nation-leading autism support program thanks to a joint investment by the Albanese and Malinauskas Governments.

Boosting support for Australians in financial distress

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to responding to cost of living and unexpected bills in Australian households and maintaining our capacity to respond to natural disasters by boosting support for the Financial Wellbeing and Capability grant programs.