Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston has today named three institutions which have failed to fulfil their moral obligations to sign up to the National Redress Scheme.
Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse who are older or terminally ill will be able to access advance payments of $10,000 under proposed changes to the National Redress Scheme.
The Morrison Government has established a National Plan Advisory Group which will inform the development of the National Plan to end family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia.
The Morrison Government’s Stop it at the Start campaign has partnered with Nova Entertainment to launch a five part children’s audiobook to encourage respectful attitudes in the next generation.
The Morrison Government is providing an additional $150,000 to the Migrant Resource Centre North to better support and empower migrants and refugees to connect with their community and live fulfilling lives.
The Morrison Government is delivering safe and affordable housing in Tasmania as the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation and Hobart City Deal – Improving Social Housing programs progress.
The first national helpline for Australians with autism will provide online, digital and phone-based support services to improve the lives of people on the autism spectrum.
The Morrison Government has extended the suspension of mutual obligation requirements for job seekers and participants in the Commonwealth COVID-19 hotspot declared region of Greater Melbourne, Victoria.
The Morrison Government is boosting support to about 1.4 million Australian families to help them keep up with the changes in the cost of living.
The Morrison Government has suspended mutual obligation requirements for job seekers and participants in Victoria following the announcement of a seven-day lockdown under COVID-19 hotspot arrangements.
The Morrison Government is committed to delivering effective supports to help people with disability into employment and is implementing improvements to the Disability Employment Services program.
The Morrison Government is providing an additional $12.6 million to expand the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program to support women and children escaping violence in the remote and regional communities of Cairns and Logan-Beaudesert in Queensland, and Albany, West Pilbara and Goldfields in Western Australia.
The Morrison Government is providing an additional $280,000 over two years to Waringarri Arts Aboriginal Corporation to reduce social harm and improve employment outcomes in Kununurra.
The Morrison Government has partnered with the ABC to offer the Regional Storyteller Scholarship and provide work experience for talented content makers with disability.
The Morrison Government has today provided its response to the Productivity Commission’s final Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory report which outlines in-principle support for the suggested reforms.
This week, Minister for Families and Social Services and Women's Safety, Anne Ruston, will meet with community groups, peak bodies and local stakeholders to discuss responses to domestic and family violence as well as the rollout of the Cashless Debit Card.
The Morrison Government is guaranteeing the essential services Australians rely on in Budget 2021-22. As part of the Budget, we are delivering two tailored programs designed and delivered by people with disability. These programs will promote accessible and inclusive healthcare practises, and boost community participation in sport for Australians with disability.
Frontline workers will be offered training to help identify and respond to perpetrators of domestic violence while emergency response personnel and volunteers will receive education to help victims of natural disasters who may be experiencing abuse.
Extension for Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
The Morrison Government today announces that it will extend the final reporting date for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability to 29 September 2023.
The Morrison Government has announced a landmark package of around $3.4 billion in new measures to improve outcomes for women’s safety, economic security, health and wellbeing in the 2021–22 Budget.