Media Releases

Over 2,300 regional and remote students to benefit from Youth Allowance change

Over 2,300 students from regional and remote Australia are set to benefit from changes to Youth Allowance from 1 January 2019.

Cashless Debit Card to help Bundaberg and Hervey Bay

The Cashless Debit Card will address difficult social issues affecting young people and children in the Hinkler electorate after legislation passed today that guarantees the introduction of the trial to the region.

Improved services for Australian carers

The Australian Government will fund three community organisations to design and deliver new online services to ensure carers get the help they need before reaching crisis point.

Payment increase for 4.8 million Australians

Around 4.8 million pensioners and allowance recipients will receive an increase to their payments from 20 September.

Giving people with disability a voice

People with disability will now have a greater opportunity to be part of the debate, conversation and policy-making for a more inclusive Australia.

Pension Age to Remain at 67

Today the Morrison Government has announced that the Pension Age will remain at 67 and will not be raised to 70.

National Child Protection Week

All Australians are being urged to play their part in keeping children safe during National Child Protection Week this week.

NDIS has commenced roll out across 70 per cent of Victoria

September 1 marks a significant milestone – with the NDIS now having commenced roll out in 11 of the 16 areas in Victoria scheduled to enter the Scheme by 2020.