Media Releases

$163m funding to support newly arrived migrants and refugees

A total of $163.4 million in Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) grants have been announced today – funding which will assist newly arrived migrants and refugees to form a stronger connection with their new communities in their first five years in Australia.

Boost to local disability and aged care workforce

The Government’s $33 million Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program took a major step forward today with the appointment of its first group of regional and specialist coordinators.

Continuing efforts to Stop it at the Start

The next phase of the groundbreaking Stop it at the Start campaign to reduce violence against women and their children begins on Sunday.

$50 million to boost services for financially disadvantaged

Australians experiencing financial hardship will benefit from $50 million in funding in the first of three Financial Wellbeing and Capability Activity grants announcements.

Major milestone as NDIS marks 200,000 Australians receiving support

NDIS has welcomed it’s 200,000th Australian receiving support through the scheme.

New Darwin NDIS office to support Territorians with a disability

Territorians with a disability, their carers and providers now have a single, central and accessible National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) office in Darwin.

Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania move ahead with redress

The National Redress Scheme continues to make progress with the state parliaments of Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania passing legislation in recent days.

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.