Minister for Women Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Minister for Families and Social Services Senator the Hon Anne Ruston have proposed draft Terms of Reference for an inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence.
The Morrison Government is supporting senior Australians through two new initiatives to prevent loneliness and social isolation under a $6 million communications package.
The Morrison Government will provide $9 million to local community groups and organisations to support the work of Australia’s volunteers.
The Morrison Government is boosting funding to Men’s Referral Service and the Salvation Army to ensure more people can access support for domestic and family violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Morrison Government is rolling out extra measures to ensure people experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence know where to get help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Media Release: Government partners with private sector to urge at risk Australians to reach out for help
The Morrison Government is working with the private sector to encourage Australians who are doing it tough to seek help while in isolation and physically distancing.
The Morrison Government will provide $1 million in grants for community organisations to provide digital devices to older Australians through the Be Connected program.
The National Redress Scheme will be assessed against a set of performance measures covering three priority areas: survivor experience, the health of the Scheme and equity of access.
The Ministers’ Redress Scheme Governance Board (the Board) has reiterated its position that it is unacceptable for institutions that have the capacity to join the Scheme not to do so. The Board is committed to ensuring as many survivors of institutional child sexual abuse as possible can access redress.
Community Services Ministers met to discuss current actions underway to support communities, families and children to manage the impact of COVID-19.