Latest News

Media Release: Changes to income reporting on the way

The Morrison Government is delivering on its commitment to simplify the welfare system after Parliament today passed legislation to make the income reporting process easier for payment recipients.

Read more

Opinion Piece – The collective hearts of Australians broke last week but I hope we have all decided enough is enough

The story of Australia is as much as anything a story of strong women. Courageous, trailblazing women and girls who roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.

Read more

Statement on Domestic Violence

Domestic and family violence is totally abhorrent and unacceptable. It is as simple as that. There are no excuses for it.

Read more

Media Release: Commitment to improve 1800RESPECT with open procurement

The Morrison Government will conduct an open competitive procurement process to secure a provider to deliver Australia’s sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service to meet increasing demand and provide the highest quality support.

Read more

Media Release: Improving the National Redress Scheme

The Morrison Government has released its response to the report, Getting the National Redress Scheme right: An overdue step towards justice, of the Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Read more

Welfare dependence in Australia continues to fall

The proportion of working-age Australians receiving welfare benefits has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years.

Read more

Media Release: National Redress Scheme committed to greater accountability and transparency

The number of institutions participating in the National Redress Scheme has more than doubled as the Morrison Government continues to pressure organisations to sign up.

Read more

Welfare recipients to benefit from reporting simplification

The Morrison Government is seeking to overhaul the way welfare recipients report employment income to make the process simpler and to ensure payments are correct.

Read more

Reducing family violence in Australian communities

Community organisations will work directly with men through culturally appropriate initiatives to address the unique challenges in reducing family violence in some of our most at risk communities.

Read more

Media Release: Delivering more immediate support to Australians impacted by bushfires

An extra $400 for each child that has qualified for the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment in bushfire-hit towns and regions as well as more food vouchers, financial assistance and support services will help Australians affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster.

Read more