Media Releases

May 16th, 2014 | Media Releases

The Coalition Government’s zero tolerance approach to violence against women and children was reiterated today with the announcement of a new National Research Agenda. Minister for Social Services, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash launched the National Research […]

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May 14th, 2014 | Media Releases

The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitments to support the community sector as part of the 2014–15 Federal Budget. The Budget is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia. The Abbott Government will invest $6.0 million over four […]

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May 13th, 2014 | Media Releases

The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitments to provide greater certainty for social service providers to improve service delivery for the community. Five-year funding agreements totalling $1.5 billion will be offered to the more than 250 service providers that deliver Communities for Children Facilitating Partner Services, Family and Relationship […]

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May 13th, 2014 | Media Releases

The Abbott Government is delivering its election commitments to support Australians with disability and their carers. The Budget is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia. The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitment to set up the Young […]

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May 13th, 2014 | Media Releases

The Abbott Government is expanding the number of non-government service providers delivering Disability Employment Services (DES). Improving opportunities for employment participation for people with disability who can work is a key priority of the Abbott Government. The DES-Disability Management Service (DES-DMS) provides specialist employment services to job seekers with disability, […]

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March 19th, 2014 | Media Releases

The aged care sector will benefit from the Australian Government’s commitment to cut unnecessary and counter-productive legislation and regulations. The Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews says the move to cut red tape includes the repeal of aged care certification requirements which duplicate state and territory legislation. The Assistant Minister […]

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January 24th, 2014 | Media Releases

The Government has commenced consultations across Australia with stakeholders, civil society, business and State and Territory Ministers on the development of the Second Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Their Children 2010-2022. The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia […]

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