Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
Latest Media Releases
The Morrison Government will provide $32.5 million to states and territories to immediately bolster frontline services to protect those most at risk of domestic violence as a result of living changes enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Minister for Health Greg Hunt, Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston, and Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert have announced the establishment of an advisory group to guide development and implementation of a response plan focusing on the unique health needs of people with disability during the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister - Joint Media Release - $1.1 billion to support more mental health, Medicare and domestic violence services
More help will be given to millions of Australians battling the devastating impacts of coronavirus with a $1.1 billion package which boosts mental health services, domestic violence support, Medicare assistance for people at home and emergency food relief.
Australia has one of the most comprehensive and targeted social security systems in the world. Unlike many other countries it is non-contributory and it is not time limited. Our tax and transfer system works to reduce income inequality. It has assisted in Australia’s record 28 consecutive years of economic growth – a record unmatched by any other advanced economy.
Getting a job and having a job is an absolute game-changer in everybody’s life and that shouldn’t be any different for somebody who has a disability or somebody who lives without one. The importance of the independence, the self-confidence, the skills and the connections to society and community that are created when you have a job are absolutely essential.
Centrelink; temporary visa holders and non-citizens payment eligibility; domestic violence; emergency relief; social isolation.
Subjects: $20 million No-Interest Loans announcement, domestic violence, deeming rates, stimulus package, Coronavirus, Newstart
Subjects: National Redress Scheme