The Morrison Government will conduct an open competitive procurement process to secure a provider to deliver Australia’s sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service to meet increasing demand and provide the highest quality support.
The Morrison Government has released its response to the report, Getting the National Redress Scheme right: An overdue step towards justice, of the Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The Morrison Government is backing-in an innovative Belrose business with a $140,000 investment that will drive social change. Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said ticketing platform Humanitix in Belrose would receive the funding to attract private investment to grow their operations.
Cardiff High School in Lake Macquarie has won the Morrison Government’s Grow Inclusion schools competition that was held to mark International Day of People with Disability.
The proportion of working-age Australians receiving welfare benefits has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years.
The number of institutions participating in the National Redress Scheme has more than doubled as the Morrison Government continues to pressure organisations to sign up.
The Morrison Government is backing-in an innovative Mt Evelyn organisation with a $125,000 investment that will drive social change. Knoxbrooke Enterprises Ltd provides employment opportunities for people with disability at their Yarra View Nursery. As a result of significant demand, their current 12-acre site has become inadequate.
The Morrison Government is seeking to overhaul the way welfare recipients report employment income to make the process simpler and to ensure payments are correct.
The Morrison Government is backing-in an innovative Redfern organisation with a $140,000 investment that will drive social change. Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence would receive the funding to expand its services and create more opportunities for Indigenous Australians. “The centre provides programs and services that are designed to create lasting benefits,” Minister Ruston said.
Community organisations will work directly with men through culturally appropriate initiatives to address the unique challenges in reducing family violence in some of our most at risk communities.
An extra $400 for each child that has qualified for the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment in bushfire-hit towns and regions as well as more food vouchers, financial assistance and support services will help Australians affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster.
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said changes to the welfare system that take place from 1 January 2020 would provide more support for Australians in need.
The Morrison Government will deliver $547,000 during 2020 to two organisations providing support services for the Cashless Debit Card in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region in Queensland.
The Morrison Government is backing volunteers in local communities with up to $10 million in funding to be shared across each of the country’s 151 federal electorates. Nominations close 21 February 2020 with nominated organisations invited to apply for funding in March 2020.
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.
Today, the Government announces new initiatives to strengthen its response to modern slavery, enhance support for victims, and bolster implementation of the Modern Slavery Act. The Government will establish a Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group to provide advice on key issues and strengthen business engagement to effectively implement the Modern Slavery Act.
On the International Day of People with Disability 2019, Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston and Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert acknowledged the amazing contribution Australians with disability make in communities across the country.
The Morrison Government is introducing new technology to allow cash registers at pubs, clubs and independent grocers to automatically reject items banned by the Cashless Debit Card.