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Dan Tehan Appointed New Minister for Social Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th December 2017 -  Dan Tehan has been appointed the new minister for social services – the fourth appointment to the role in as many years – as outgoing minister Christian Porter takes up the role

Inaugural NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Appointed

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th December 2017 -  The Turnbull government has appointed an inaugural commissioner to lead the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission. The Minister for Social

Disability Sector Calls on States to Value Advocacy as Federal Govt Announces $5M Funding

Wendy Williams, Monday, 18th December 2017 -  The disability sector has welcomed the announcement of more than $5 million of federal funding for advocacy work, and called on the states and territories to look to the federal government’s

Australians Encouraged To Have Their Say on Future of Supported Employment

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  People with disability and those involved in the disability and employment sectors have been encouraged to have their say on the future of supported employment, with the release

Concerns Over Welfare Remain as Govt Abandons Drug Testing Scheme

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  The federal government’s move to abandon its controversial drug testing scheme will “stop unnecessary harm being inflicted on thousands of Australians” but the welfare

Government Pushes Welfare Reform Success Amid More Robo-Debt Controversy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 -  Social Services Minister Christian Porter has detailed the federal government’s efforts to overhaul the welfare system during a speech in Canberra on Wednesday including what

States Urged to Support Child Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th October 2017 -  Social advocates have warned that the Commonwealth redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse will only provide compensation to a fraction of victims, unless the federal

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams, Monday, 11th September 2017 -  More Australian’s are giving their time but not their money, according to two new reports released at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit on Monday. The reports, which form

NDIS Brings 150 Jobs to Western Sydney

Lina Caneva, Friday, 1st September 2017 -  Western Sydney will be the location for the head office of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission. Minister for Social Services Christian

Logan Named as Second Trial Site for Drug Testing

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 -  The Queensland region of Logan has been unveiled as the second site for controversial drug testing trials that target welfare recipients. Minister for Social Services Christian

Welfare Recipients in Sydney’s Southwest Face Random Drug Testing in 2018

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  Welfare recipients in Sydney’s southwest will be the first to undergo a random drug testing trial, which the Turnbull government announced will be implemented from the beginning…

NDIS Achieves ‘Major Milestone’

Contributor, Monday, 21st August 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is celebrating a “major milestone” after being delivered to 100,000 participants. According to the National Disability Insurance
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