Media Releases by The Hon Christian Porter

A national commitment to NDIS Quality and Safety

COAG Disability Reform Council Statement Nationally consistent protections for participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be put in place under a new Quality and Safeguarding Framework (the Framework) released today by the Council of Australian Governments Disability… Continue reading

Strong Board to Guide the NDIS

The Board overseeing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be expanded from 1 January 2017 to ensure it has the disability service, financial management, corporate governance and insurance-based expertise needed to guide the $22 billion scheme through its critical… Continue reading

$117 million in new homelessness funding

The Turnbull Coalition will deliver $117.2 million to support front-line services addressing homelessness. Around 85,000 people, particularly women and children affected by domestic violence and vulnerable young people, will be supported through 757 front line services through the Transitional National… Continue reading

Open for ideas: Try, Test and Learn Fund

Innovative ideas that help move people from welfare to work will be funded by the Turnbull Government, with the opening of the $96 million Try, Test and Learn Fund on Friday. Using insights from the Australian Priority Investment Approach to… Continue reading

Governments agree the way forward for NDIS in WA

The Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments today agreed to commence the final negotiations, on a no prejudice basis, on a nationally consistent but state-run National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Today’s announcement provides a firm basis for further negotiations toward a… Continue reading

White Ribbon Day a reminder for all Australians

Today marks White Ribbon Day, also known as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – an opportunity to reflect on how all Australians can work together to prevent and respond to violence against women. Minister for Women,… Continue reading

Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communiqu?

National Statement of Principles for Child Safe Organisations Ministers agreed to the development of National Statement of Principles for Child Safe Organisations to be endorsed by Council of Australian Governments. This commitment will drive implementation of a child safe culture… Continue reading

$10 million in grants to support volunteers

$10 million in grants is now available to community organisations to support the efforts of their volunteers. Announcing the opening of the Volunteer Grants 2016 funding round today, Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said the funding would help build… Continue reading

Investing in people – improving lives

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 new approach analyses data assembled from a variety of… Continue reading

Building stronger and safer communities for everyone

Local communities across Australia will share an extra $1.7 million in funding from the Australian Government to develop community projects to build connections and help reduce violence against women and their children. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, and Minister… Continue reading

Paying for Australia’s child care reforms

The Turnbull Government has introduced legislation to the 45th Parliament for early childhood education and care reforms that will benefit around one million Australians. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Coalition had put in the time to… Continue reading