Media Releases by The Hon Christian Porter


It is an honour to be provided by the Prime Minister with the opportunity to serve as Attorney-General of Australia and I congratulate George Brandis on his enormous contribution to Australian public life. I also congratulate Dan Tehan on his… Continue reading

New migrant welfare access to reinforce residence-based welfare

Measures designed to promote enhanced long-term financial independence and self-sufficiency for newly arrived migrants are among changes announced in today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said the measures would further strengthen Australia’s social security… Continue reading

Inaugural NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner

The Turnbull Government has appointed the inaugural Commissioner to lead the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission. Social Services Minister, Christian Porter, today announced the appointment of Mr Graeme Head as Commissioner. The Minister said that Mr… Continue reading

Quality of NDIS services assured

Participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, along with their families and carers, can now be assured of quality services and appropriate safeguards following the passage of legislation in the Senate to establish the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Minister… Continue reading

Macklin still misleading on Energy Supplement

Jenny Macklin will no doubt continue Labor’s misleading of the community when she visits Bennelong this morning. If Ms Macklin and Labor is so opposed to the scrapping of the Energy Supplement why did it include the savings in its… Continue reading

Government moves to maintain rental affordability through NRAS

Strengthened regulation of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) will give investors greater protection and help maintain rental affordability of up to 38,000 homes. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said changes introduced through the National Rental Affordability Scheme Amendment… Continue reading

Legislation introduced for the Commonwealth Redress Scheme

The Turnbull Government today took an historic and critical step towards providing justice to survivors of child sexual abuse in institutional settings. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017,… Continue reading

Turnbull Government committed to NDIS rollout schedule

The Turnbull Government today welcomed the Productivity Commission’s final report into costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said the Productivity Commission, while identifying known issues and risks, had confirmed that the NDIS… Continue reading

New plan for Indigenous people with disability

A $3 million plan has been unveiled to address the cultural barriers and disadvantage faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice and Minister for… Continue reading

Improving the lives of young carers

Three trial initiatives to improve the lives of young carers and help reduce the risk of long term welfare dependency have been selected in the first tranche of the Turnbull Government’s Try, Test and Learn Fund. Minister for Social Services,… Continue reading