Media Releases

March 2017

Welfare reform delivers better childcare

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.

No change to minimum welfare payments

“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.

“Disgusting” union campaign against 1800RESPECT

“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.