Media Releases

Support for Australians with disability in the workplace

Australians with disability will be supported to continue in employment with the Turnbull Government providing $5.3 million to supplement their wages.

Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Turnbull Government will establish a National Office for Child Safety and issue a formal apology in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

$97m for NDIS services across Victoria

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $97 million to support people with disability and children with developmental delay and disability in Victoria across Brimbank Melton, Western Melbourne, Southern Melbourne, Outer Gippsland, Mallee, and Goulburn Victorian regions, as part of the final rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Penrith home for NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

Senator for Western Sydney and Minister for Defence Marise Payne today joined Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan in Penrith for the official opening of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Uniting Church opts in to National Redress Scheme

The Turnbull Government welcomes the Uniting Church in Australia’s announcement they will join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué

Community Services Ministers met in Canberra today and agreed priorities to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Improved support for Queenslanders with disability

Queenslanders with disability will benefit from improved access to support and services announced today.

Improved support for children with disability in NSW

Children with developmental delay and disability across New South Wales (NSW) will have access to Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services.

National Redress Scheme update

The Turnbull Government welcomes the announcement another four non-government institutions will join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Catholic Church commits to National Redress Scheme

The Turnbull Government welcomes the Catholic Church’s announcement they will join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Better outcomes, more opportunities for regional, rural and remote students

The Coalition Government has accepted all 11 recommendations of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education (IRRRRE), committing to a whole of government approach in response.

Cashless Debit Card legislation introduced

The Turnbull Government has urged the Parliament to support the Cashless Debit Card trial in Hinkler and help break the cycle of welfare dependency.

National Redress Scheme moves a step closer

The Australian Government has agreed or agreed in principle to all of the recommendations from a Senate Committee inquiry into legislation to create a National Redress Scheme.

Northern Territory joins National Redress Scheme

The Federal Government welcomes today’s announcement that the Northern Territory Government will join the National Redress Scheme. Final policy details have been agreed between the Federal Government and the Northern Territory Government. This will allow the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Northern Territory Government institutions to access counselling, a direct personal response from the institution and a monetary payment.

South Australia joins National Redress Scheme

The Federal Government welcomes today’s announcement that the South Australian Government will join the National Redress Scheme. This will allow the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in South Australian Government institutions to access counselling, a direct personal response from the institution and a monetary payment.

National Disability Agreement Review

The Turnbull Government is today announcing a Productivity Commission review of the National Disability Agreement (NDA). The Agreement is designed to ensure the disability services sector delivers outcomes that improve the lives of Australians with a disability.

Supporting volunteer organisations

Community organisations will receive legal support to help keep volunteers safe and better manage their organisations.

Tasmania commits to the National Redress Scheme

The Federal Government welcomes today’s announcement that the Tasmanian Government will join the National Redress Scheme. This will allow the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Tasmanian Government institutions to access counselling, a direct personal response from the institution and a monetary payment.

More support for people with disability in Northern Territory

People with disability in the Northern Territory will receive better and more support with the roll out of additional services.

NSW passes Redress legislation

The New South Wales Government has passed legislation to join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.