Young people from regional and remote areas of Australia will benefit from the Coalition Government’s reforms to Youth Allowance, improving access to education for students living outside the major cities.
Passage of the Government’s Omnibus Welfare Bill delivers the capacity to provide much needed support to Australian families through more affordable and accessible child care.
“Labor appears to be backing a disgusting campaign by unions against the 1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service Hotline,” Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said today
The Government has today introduced the Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2017, which aims to secure the next instalment of unlegislated savings from previous Budgets.
“An article in News Ltd papers today, citing a departmental document, in regard to minimum payments in the welfare system, is wrong,” Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said today.
The Government has agreed to extend the Cashless Debit Card trial sites in Ceduna, South Australia and East Kimberley, Western Australia due to the strong independent evaluation results, released today and in consultation with community leaders.
The next round of advertising in the $30 million Stop it at the start campaign returns from this International Women’s Day, reminding each of us that we can play a role in breaking the cycle of violence against women.
“The Australian Services Union campaign against the Medibank Health Solution’s 1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service Hotline is amongst the most disgusting and misleading campaigns I have ever seen,” Minister for Social services, Christian Porter, said today.
Almost 5 million pension and allowance recipients will see their payments increase later this month.
Payments will rise 1.3 per cent, reflecting the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the six months to December 2016.
The Turnbull Government’s Try, Test and Learn Fund has received 389 ideas from individuals and organisations on how to help move groups of young people from welfare to work.