Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
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The Morrison Government is backing the development of a best-practice guide to better support people with disability who have experienced complex trauma.
Community Services Ministers (CSM) met via teleconference on Wednesday 29 July 2020 to continue their discussions regarding supporting Australian children and their families.
Enhanced support and expanded access to Australia’s social security system remains in place to support Victorians as the state continues to grapple with COVID-19.
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.
Domestic and family violence, JobSeeker, Social Impact Investing
Domestic violence, Help is Here campaign
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rates of domestic abuse will be the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry into family and sexual violence. 23 women have so far been killed this year at the hands of a violent partner, and there are fears that that number could spike during the COVID-19 advice to stay at home.