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Exclusive: your first look at Australia’s new National Volunteering Strategy

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 13th February 2023 -  In what’s believed to be a global first, the volunteering strategy has been co-designed with the sector and government. Australia has a new National Volunteering Strategy, with

EXCLUSIVE: Rishworth acknowledges budget fell short for some

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 8th November 2022 -  Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth says budget “can’t be everything to everyone” but she feels the balance is right, in an exclusive sit down with

New trial to link NDIS to DES providers

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 2nd November 2022 -  Minister says the trial will help disabled people into work, but the announcement has been met with scepticism by people with disability. A trial linking NDIS participants with Disability

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 of attorney-general.

Social Services Minister Denies Job Shortage

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 18th November 2016 -  Minister for Social Services Christian Porter says he does not “statistically” accept the gap between the number of people seeking employment and the number of available jobs. Speaking

Porter Continues as Minister for Social Services

Wendy Williams, Monday, 18th July 2016 -  Christian Porter will continue as minister for social services with support from Zed Seselja who has been newly appointed assistant minister for social services and multicultural

Andrews Backs Out of Right Wing Family Conference

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th August 2014 -  Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has pulled out of the opening ceremony of the controversial World Congress of Families conference in Melbourne tomorrow. Andrews released…

Feds Urge Homelessness Agreement Sign On

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th July 2014 -  The Federal Government is urging South Australia and Tasmania to sign the 2014-15 National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews…

Govt Continues Income Management

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st November 2013 -  The Federal Coalition Government will continue the controversial Cape York Income Management scheme in Aboriginal communities for another two years. The Minister for Social Services,…

Homelessness No Priority for Coalition – Opposition

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th November 2013 -  Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews’ abolition of the Prime Minister’s Council on Homelessness has been described as “simplistic” by the…

Coalition Reveals Portfolio Responsibilities

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th September 2013 -  The newly sworn-in Coalition Government has released its administrative arrangements showing the list of Not for Profit sector issues largely under the control of the Minister…

Coalition Gives Andrews Control of the Not for Profit Sector

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th September 2013 -  Kevin Andrews has been named Minister for Social Services, under Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott’s cabinet – placing most of the control of the Not for Profit sector…
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