Media Releases

Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué

The Community Services Minister’s Meeting was held on 11 November 2016, to discuss national collaboration on improving safety and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people, and Third Action Plan for the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children.

$10 million in grants to support volunteers

Minister Porter announces opening of Volunteer Grants 2016. $10 million in grants is now available to community organisations to support the efforts of their volunteers.

Have your say on new Disability Employment Services

People with disability, employment service providers and employers of people with disability are encouraged to provide feedback on a discussion paper aimed at introducing an improved model of Disability Employment Services (DES) from 2018.

Investing in people – improving lives

Today the Coalition Government announced the first stage in a new approach aiming to revolutionise the welfare system by focusing on improving the individual lives of people trapped in it.