Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
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The Morrison Government is leading formal discussions today with states and territories on developing a new National Disability Strategy at today’s Disability Reform Council meeting.
More than 1 million youth, student and carer payment recipients will receive an increase to their payments from 1 January 2020 when indexation takes effect.
Legislation allowing the Morrison Government to establish an online National Self-Exclusion Register to help reduce harm from online wagering has passed Parliament.
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.
Minister Ruston transcript - Drug Testing Legislation, Cashless Debit Card - 891 ABC Adelaide
Minister Ruston transcript - Drug Testing Legislation - Channel 7, Sunrise
Minister Ruston interviewed by Steve Price on 2GB discussing the Cashless Debit Card.