Media Releases

Safeguarding children, people with disability and taxpayers’ money

The Morrison Government is ensuring the integrity of family day care by cancelling the Child Care Subsidy provider approval for 21 dodgy day care operators.

Morrison Government supporting Australia’s young carers

The Morrison Government is providing over $13 million to Carers Australia to continue their important advocacy work and deliver essential services to Australia’s 2.7 million carers.

New Chair and Deputy Chair Appointed to Social Impact Investing Expert Panel

The Morrison Government today announced Michael Traill, as Chair, and Amanda Miller, as Deputy Chair of its new Social Impact Investing Expert Panel to help foster Australia’s fledgling social impact market.

Helping mature aged Australians in South Western Sydney find work

The Morrison Government is helping Mature age Australians struggling to find work in South Western Sydney through online career management to connect and improve their confidence and skills in finding a job.

New NDIS arrangements in remote Western Australia helping Australians access disability supports

New arrangements between the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS’s) in remote areas of Western Australia will help improve people’s access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Government tackles NDIS market with sector engagement

The Morrison Government today encouraged the disability sector, people with disability, and their families and carers to share their insights on ways to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) market.

Morrison Government commits to child protection information sharing

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, today announced that the Morrison Government will invest $3.9 million towards the start-up costs for a national child protection information sharing system.

NDIS invests $15.5m in Disabled Peoples Organisations and Families Organisations across Australia

The Morrison Government today announced the 127 disability organisations to benefit from $15.5 million in Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

$51 million in grants to improve disability information

The Morrison Government today launched the $51 million National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) National Information Program grants to help people with disability live more accessible and connected lives.

Establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

Northern Territory reaches NDIS full scheme agreement

Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher today announced the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) full scheme agreement for the Northern Territory (NT) – a significant milestone for the rollout of the NDIS across Australia.

NDIS full scheme agreement for the Australian Capital Territory

The Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory (ACT) governments have reached a landmark agreement that locks in enduring arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the ACT.

Morrison Government Establishes Social Impact Investing Taskforce

As part of the 2019-20 Budget, the Morrison Government has announced $5 million for the establishment of a Social Impact Investing Taskforce.

Guaranteeing essential social services Australians rely on

The Morrison Government’s plan for a stronger economy is delivering essential social services Australians depend on, with the 2019-20 Budget backing people with disability and their families and carers, keeping women and their children safe...

One-off energy payment to help 3.9 million Australians with their next energy bill

More than 3.9 million Australians will receive a one-off Energy Assistance Payment to help with their next energy bill and cost of living expenses.

$22.5 million for Centre for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

Minister Fletcher and Minister HendersonGovernment will commit $22.5 million in the 2019-20 Federal Budget towards the establishment of the National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.

NDIS price increases for a sustainable and vibrant disability services market

The Morrison Government has today announced an increase to price limits for therapy, attendant care and community participation under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), effective 1 July 2019. These price increases will inject more than $850 million into the NDIS market in 2019-20 so that NDIS participants can access the quality and innovative services and supports that meet their individual needs.

Morrison Government boosts funding for Playgroup Australia to support children with disability

The Morrison Government today announced over $1.3 million in funding for Playgroup Australia to continue delivering its PlayConnect Playgroups and Better Start Community Events programs.

Additional institutions join the National Redress Scheme

Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher has welcomed the addition of more institutions to the National Redress Scheme today, 22 Anglican institutions, five Baptist organisations, Scouts Queensland, Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, and the Uniting Church in Australia, representing over 7,000 sites across Australia.

Increased access to Specialist Disability Accommodation for NDIS participants

Changes to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rules are set to improve people’s access to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the $22 billion scheme.