Media Releases

More institutions join the National Redress Scheme

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston today announced that an additional 875 sites including churches, schools and community groups are now covered by the National Redress Scheme.

More than 2000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to benefit from Family Tax Benefit extension

The Morrison Government will introduce a Bill to boost support for more than 2000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with children who need to live away from home to access secondary school.

Kurt Fearnley named International Day of People with Disability 2019 Patron

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston today congratulated Kurt Fearnley AO for being appointed as the 2019 Patron for International Day of People with Disability.

Cuts to deeming rates a cash boost for about 1 million Australians

About 1 million Australians will benefit from the Morrison Government’s decision to cut deeming rates.

NDIS Full Scheme Agreement for Victoria

Minister for Families and Social Services and Acting Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Anne Ruston, said The Commonwealth and Victoria governments have reached enduring arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria.