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Statement on the National Redress Scheme

I am deeply disappointed that the Labor Party has today chosen to play political games with an issue as serious and important as the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.

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Media Release: National Redress Scheme December 31 deadline update

About 450 institutions have signed up to the National Redress Scheme covering more than 60,650 sites including churches, children’s homes, schools, swimming centres and sports clubs.

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Breaking down barriers into the workforce for people with a disability and mental illness

The Morrison Government is investing in innovative strategies to address the barriers preventing people with mental illness and disability from finding and keeping a job.

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Media Release: Delivering record support to prevent and address domestic violence

The Morrison Government continues to stand side-by-side with Australians as restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic impact families and the support services they rely on.

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Media Release: Third annual progress report on the implementation of the Child Abuse Royal Commission’s recommendations

The Morrison Government has continued to make significant progress during 2020 towards implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Media Release: Temporary enhanced support extended for a further three months

The Morrison Government will continue to provide elevated levels of income support into the new year after Parliament today passed the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020.

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Media Release: Cashless Debit Card extension provides certainty for participants

The Cashless Debit Card will continue to support vulnerable people, families and communities following the passage in the Senate of legislation to maintain the program in existing sites.

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Media Release: New disability strategy to increase Australian Public Service employment opportunities

Marking International Day of People with Disability, the Morrison Government has today released a new Australian Public Service (APS) employment strategy to make employing people with disability a mainstream part of the APS culture.

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Media Release: New sanctions for failure to join the National Redress Scheme

The Morrison Government plans to strip organisations of their charitable status if they fail to fulfil their obligation to join the National Redress Scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

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Media Release: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, it is important that all Australians consider how they can each drive real and lasting change to improve the safety of women and their children.

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