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.
The Morrison Government has today announced the organisations successful in securing funding for free and independent support services for people engaging with the Disability Royal Commission.
An independent evaluation of the Coalition’s Individual Placement and Support Trial has revealed encouraging results that a tailored approach can help improve job outcomes for young Australians with mental illness.
A new Implementation Plan across all Australian jurisdictions will support the delivery of the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.
The Morrison Government will move to legislate an online National Self-Exclusion Register that will allow people to ban themselves from all online wagering sites and apps in one go.
More than 550 sites have joined the National Redress Scheme driving down the number of applications on hold to the lowest level since the Scheme was established.
First Anniversary of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
The National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse has been inscribed on a vellum to ensure the voice of victims and survivors is forever heard.
The Morrison Government is strengthening our commitment to supporting the financial counselling sector with the release of the Review of the Coordination and Funding for Financial Counselling Services across Australia.
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston today announced more than 300 additional sites including churches, schools and community groups are now covered by the National Redress Scheme.
More than 2000 Indigenous Australian families with children who need to live away from home to access secondary school will benefit from an extra $5900 per year, on average, through changes to Family Tax Benefit that passed Parliament this week.
More than 4.8 million Australians will receive an increase to their social security payments from 20 September when indexation takes effect.
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston today announced the Hon Roslyn Atkinson AO as the seventh Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.