Media Releases

Government rolls out $35m to tackle disadvantage with Logan leading the way

The Liberal-National Government has committed more than $35 million to support 10 communities across Australia to help break entrenched disadvantage.

Government offers $10m in grants to boost NDIS jobs and market

Organisations with innovative ideas to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workforce are being invited to apply for a share of $10 million in funding to expand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workforce and services.

100,000 people in NSW now accessing life-changing NDIS supports

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and New South Wales Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, today announced the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached a major milestone with 100,000 people in NSW now receiving support through the scheme.

Greater financial support for women experiencing family and domestic violence

The Coalition Government is supporting women at risk of domestic violence by boosting their access to finance when they most need it.

Government unveils NDIS Participant Employment Taskforce

Tearing down barriers to employment for Australians with a disability is the mission of a new joint taskforce, announced by the Morrison Government today.

NDIS participant satisfaction hits 93 per cent

The latest quarterly data for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) released today shows that 93 per cent of participants now rate their experience as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Good’ – its highest level since the trial phase.

$5.6 million for emergency relief providers

The Liberal National Government will provide an additional $5.6 million to help community organisations deliver emergency relief support in 2019.

Ninth anniversary of the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants

Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Children & Families, Michelle Landry, today acknowledged the ninth anniversary of the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

Queensland and Northern Territory join National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme continues to grow with the Queensland and Northern Territory governments completing the final steps required to participate in the Scheme.

South Australia first to deliver NDIS through public sector employee-led mutual

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, and South Australia Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensink, today announced South Australia Government’s Child and Youth Services (CYS) has become the first public sector staff in Australia to form their own employee-led mutual to deliver National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for ECEI services throughout the state.

Liberal National Government announces $493 million grant round to fund local services for carers

The Liberal National Government will provide $493 million to community and not-for-profit organisations to establish a new range of services to benefit the physical and mental health and wellbeing of Australia’s unpaid carers.

Government to boost food relief funding by $1.485m

The Liberal National Government will increase funding for food relief by $1.485 million over the next 4.5 years, to $5.985 million.

Foodbank concerns to be reviewed

I have spoken today with Foodbank CEO Brianna Casey regarding her concerns following the recent announcement of the three organisations that will share in $4.5 million of food relief funding over the next four-and-a-half years, starting January 1, 2019.

Government beefs up protection for rental housing investors, urges Labor to back changes

The Morrison Government has made regulatory changes to the $3.1 billion National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) to provide investors with much-needed protection and security.

Food relief funding remains intact

The Liberal-National Government’s overall funding for food relief programs has not been cut.

Morrison Government announces ongoing support for migrants in their communities

Federal Minister for Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, have announced $4.13 million in continued funding for three organisations specialising in migrant settlement services.

Liberal-National Government invests over $200 million to support Australians experiencing hardship

Australians in financial crisis will receive vital emergency support with $204.5 million of new funding from the Liberal-National Government.

Liberal-National Government provides $7 million grants fund for social impact investing sector

Australia’s emerging social impact investing market is set to receive a funding boost with the Liberal-National Government appointing the administrator of a new $7 million grants fund.

Tasmania joins the National Redress Scheme

The Tasmanian government has completed the final steps to participate in the National Redress Scheme today.

Minister calls on Institutions to finalise entry into Redress Scheme

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, has called on institutions to finalise joining the National Redress Scheme for survivors of Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as soon as possible.