Media Releases

Building local connections through innovative community café project

The Albanese Labor Government’s commitment to building strong and resilient communities is on full display in Tasmania, with a new $50,000 investment to strengthen support networks and enrich local ties in Hobart communities.

Introducing International Day of People with Disability Ambassadors

The Albanese Labor Government is today releasing a set of videos that give International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) Ambassadors a platform to share their personal stories and hopes for a better future.

Provider finalised for Morphett Vale Medicare urgent care clinic

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to South Australians with a provider for the Morphett Vale Medicare Urgent Care Clinic finalised, following an Expression of Interest process.

Government marks 14th anniversary of the Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants

Today on the 14th anniversary of the Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, the Albanese Labor Government recognises the disgraceful treatment of children in out-of-home care institutions across Australia.

Improving redress for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing its commitment to ensuring survivors of institutional child sexual abuse have access to redress with legislation introduced into Parliament today.

Government response to Robodebt Royal Commission

The Albanese Government has today tabled the response to the Robodebt Royal Commission.

First Nations-led data research on family, domestic, and sexual violence

The Albanese Labor Government is investing $15 million in First Nations-led research on domestic and family violence, as part of our concrete action towards ending violence against women and children within a generation.

Supporting young men to break cycles of family violence

First Nations boys and men aged 10 to 25 will be supported with an expanded specialist family violence hotline as the latest investment in a rollout of various trial programs across Australia targeted towards innovative perpetrator responses.

Creating a better future for the not-for-profit sector: have your say

In its continued commitment to support the not-for-profit sector, the Albanese Labor Government is pleased to announce the release of an Issues Paper to start a conversation about the Not-for-Profit Sector Development Blueprint.

National Children’s Week: Celebrating the importance of play

The Albanese Labor Government is celebrating the value and rights of children during this year’s National Children’s Week from 21 to 29 October.

Improved resources to boost employment outcomes for Autistic job seekers

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to supporting Autistic Australians and improving their employment outcomes by investing in the Autism Co-operative Research Centre.

Helping young men to have healthy, respectful relationships

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to ending violence against women and children in one generation and helping school-aged boys and young men learn to have healthy, respectful relationships is key to progressing that goal.

Thousands of Australians sign up to the new National Self-Exclusion Register

BetStop – the National Self-Exclusion Register – is making a big difference to Australians at risk of experiencing online gambling harm, with almost 10,000 people registered since its launch in August 2023.

Connecting over 50s to the digital world

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to ensuring older Australians are connected to and safe in the modern digital world and will today announce $42 million to extend the successful Be Connected program.

Delivering a historic expansion of Paid Parental Leave

The Albanese Labor Government is keeping its commitment to improve the lives of Australian families with the introduction of the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (More Support for Working Families) Bill 2023.

Investing in a National Strategy and increased supports for Australia’s carers

The Albanese Labor Government will deliver a range of initiatives to demonstrate its commitment to ensure Australia’s 2.65 million carers are recognised for the contribution they make to the community.

Strengthening incentives to work for pensioners and income support recipients

The Albanese Labor Government is focused on helping more Australians secure and retain a connection to the workforce with the introduction of the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Transition to Work) Bill 2023 into Parliament today.

Boosting employment and enhancing decision-making for people with disability

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to improving outcomes for people with disability and has commenced the design consultation process on the role and scope of a new Disability Employment Centre of Excellence.

Additional support for Community Sector Organisations

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to a strong community sector and will today begin the process of rolling out the first increased indexation and supplementation payments to more than 700 Community Sector Organisations.

New Family and Domestic Violence Initiative to Strengthen Earlier Perpetrator Intervention

Expressions of interest have opened to trial a new initiative to strengthen earlier intervention and hold perpetrators of family and domestic violence to account.