Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston has today named six institutions which have failed to sign up to the National Redress Scheme by the 30 June 2020 deadline.
The Morrison Government will provide $3.5 million to increase access to financial counselling services to deliver ongoing support to communities across Australia ravaged during the recent bushfire season.
The Morrison Government has partnered with the ABC to showcase the incredible work of up and coming content makers with disability and increase employment opportunities.
National Disability Research Partnership paves the way for further improvements to disability policy
The Morrison Government has today announced the launch of the National Disability Research Partnership, led by the Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne.
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston today announced the appointment of Ms Robyn Kruk AO as the Independent Reviewer for the second anniversary review of the National Redress Scheme. Minister Ruston said the Scheme has been in operation for two years and it was important to reflect on the Scheme to ensure its continued improvement for survivors.
Another 130 institutions have signed up to the National Redress Scheme including three named in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Institutions named in either the Royal Commission or applications to the Scheme must provide a clear written statement with their intent to join no later than 30 June 2020.
The Morrison Government is delivering on its election promise to support people with autism into employment.
As steps are taken to re-open the Australian economy, mutual obligation requirements for job seekers will re-commence, in a limited capacity, from Tuesday 9 June 2020.
Minister for Women Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Minister for Families and Social Services Senator the Hon Anne Ruston have proposed draft Terms of Reference for an inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence.
The Morrison Government is supporting senior Australians through two new initiatives to prevent loneliness and social isolation under a $6 million communications package.
Community Services Ministers met to continue discussions about actions in place to support communities, families and children to manage the impact of the Coronavirus.
The Morrison Government is extending the Towards Independent Adulthood trial in Western Australia to help support young people scheduled to leave out-of-home care in coming months.
The Morrison Government will provide $9 million to local community groups and organisations to support the work of Australia’s volunteers.
The Morrison Government is boosting funding to Men’s Referral Service and the Salvation Army to ensure more people can access support for domestic and family violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Government is enhancing the user experience for Cashless Debit Card trial participants by introducing contactless payments and a 1 per cent interest rate on account balances. Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston is also extending the existing trial sites until 31 December 2020.
The Morrison Government is rolling out extra measures to ensure people experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence know where to get help during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Morrison Government is working with the private sector to encourage Australians who are doing it tough to seek help while in isolation and physically distancing. Major retailers Coles, IGA and Woolworths are among the businesses which will help spread the word about support services available to people at risk.
The Morrison Government will provide $1 million in grants for community organisations to provide digital devices to older Australians through the Be Connected program.
The National Redress Scheme will be assessed against a set of performance measures covering three priority areas: survivor experience, the health of the Scheme and equity of access.
Community Services Ministers met to discuss current actions underway to support communities, families and children to manage the impact of COVID-19. All Ministers acknowledged that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on multiple aspects of daily life for families and children and Ministers renewed their commitment to support families and children to navigate successfully through this difficult and unsettling period.