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.
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.
Tasmania is leading the country in improving protection for children against vaccine preventable diseases, the latest Australian Immunisation Register data shows.
The Turnbull Government announces a Commonwealth Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and is inviting states, territories and other non–government institutions to join in the Commonwealth scheme to deliver redress to the survivors of these wrongs.
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.
Data released by the Coalition Government today indicates a dramatic improvement in the service levels of 1800RESEPCT’s telephone counselling service.
The Coalition Government is investing almost $50 million into frontline services, early intervention initiatives and research to help reduce violence against women and their children. This funding is part of the $100 million committed to implement the Third Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (National Plan).
The Coalition Government has today announced a $5 million fund to identify innovative ways of building and managing the National Disability Insurance Scheme workforce.
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.
The ACT economy will be boosted by $160 million a year and 1000 new jobs due to the arrival of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a new report reveals.