Media Releases

$20 million to help those who help others

Community organisations across Australia are now able to apply for a share of $20 million in grants to support and encourage the work of their volunteers.

Register now for International Day of People with Disability

Organisations and individuals interested in marking this year’s International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) can now register their planned events Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP announced today.

Tax and transfer group to examine barriers to work

The Coalition Government will establish an inter-departmental working group to analyse impediments within our tax and transfer systems that act as disincentives for Australians who want to work, save and invest.

Response to Syrian humanitarian crisis

The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, has praised Australia’s state and territory governments, councils, businesses, communities and individuals for their response to the Syrian humanitarian crisis.

Government provides $160,000 for philanthropic partnerships

The Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP, today announced $160,000 in grants for 24 community organisations. The funding will allow them to showcase their philanthropic partnerships during the inaugural Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week, 7-13 December 2015.

Disability policy a priority for Social Services Minister

Social Services Minister the Hon. Christian Porter MP has welcomed the finalisation of the machinery of government changes in the Turnbull Ministry that will see some changes to the composition of the Social Services portfolio.