Media Releases by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Independent Pricing Review arrangements

A range of new pricing arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will begin from 1 July to support the development of a sustainable and vibrant disability services market and lead to better outcomes for NDIS participants. The National… Continue reading

Improved support for hearing impaired

Australians with hearing impairment will receive improved support and faster access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) today announced five initiatives to improve the NDIS experience for people with hearing impairment after significant… Continue reading

National Redress Scheme to start on 1 July

The Australian Parliament today passed legislation to establish the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, ensuring the scheme can begin on 1 July 2018. The scheme will run for 10 years, offering access to psychological counselling,… Continue reading

Recognising local government achievements

The achievements of two local governments in violence prevention and disability and inclusion have been recognised at the 2018 National Awards for Local Government. Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan today presented Victoria’s Cardinia Shire Council with the Prevention and… Continue reading

Establishment of Autism Advisory Group

An Autism Advisory Group has been established to provide advice and feedback to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The establishment of the advisory group reflects the NDIA’s commitment to working with key stakeholders and experts who support people with… Continue reading

Uniting Church opts in to National Redress Scheme

The Turnbull Government welcomes the Uniting Church in Australia’s announcement they will join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The announcement follows the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, the Salvation Army, the Scouts and the… Continue reading

National Redress Scheme update

The Turnbull Government welcomes the announcement another four non-government institutions will join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The Anglican Church, the Salvation Army, the Scouts and the YMCA today announced they would join the… Continue reading

Cashless Debit Card legislation introduced

The Turnbull Government has urged the Parliament to support the Cashless Debit Card trial in Hinkler and help break the cycle of welfare dependency. The Government today introduced legislation to roll out the Cashless Debit Card in the Bundaberg and… Continue reading

Catholic Church commits to National Redress Scheme

The Turnbull Government welcomes the Catholic Church’s announcement they will join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The National Redress Scheme will provide access to counselling, a direct personal response from the institution and a… Continue reading

National Redress Scheme moves a step closer

The Australian Government has agreed or agreed in principle to all of the recommendations from a Senate Committee inquiry into legislation to create a National Redress Scheme. The Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan tabled the Government response to the… Continue reading

South Australia joins National Redress Scheme

The Federal Government welcomes today’s announcement that the South Australian Government will join the National Redress Scheme. This will allow the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in South Australian Government institutions to access counselling, a direct personal response from… Continue reading

Northern Territory joins National Redress Scheme

The Federal Government welcomes today’s announcement that the Northern Territory Government will join the National Redress Scheme. Final policy details have been agreed between the Federal Government and the Northern Territory Government. This will allow the survivors of institutional child… Continue reading

National Disability Agreement Review

The Turnbull Government is today announcing a Productivity Commission review of the National Disability Agreement (NDA). The Agreement is designed to ensure the disability services sector delivers outcomes that improve the lives of Australians with a disability. The NDA was… Continue reading

Supporting volunteer organisations

Community organisations will receive legal support to help keep volunteers safe and better manage their organisations. Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan today announced a $250,000 grant to Justice Connect to deliver simple online legal resources to help not-for-profit organisations.… Continue reading

Tasmania commits to the National Redress Scheme

The Federal Government welcomes today’s announcement that the Tasmanian Government will join the National Redress Scheme. This will allow the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Tasmanian Government institutions to access counselling, a direct personal response from the institution… Continue reading

NSW passes Redress legislation

The New South Wales Government has passed legislation to join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The scheme will begin on July 1, subject to the passage of legislation that was introduced to the Federal… Continue reading

Helping young parents become career ready

Young parents in Mandurah and Rockingham will receive one-on-one coaching to address their barriers to employment as part of an innovative trial to tackle welfare dependency. Young parents are an at-risk group for welfare dependency; 79 per cent of Parenting… Continue reading

Helping Canning help itself

The Turnbull Government is determined to introduce a drug testing trial in Mandurah to help residents get the help they need to get off drugs and into work. Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan and Member for Canning Andrew Hastie… Continue reading

Mentors helping kick-start careers

Jobless youth at risk of long-term unemployment in Perth will be paired with mature volunteer mentors to improve their chances of finding and keeping a job, as part of an innovative trial. Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan and Member… Continue reading

Legislation introduced for National Redress Scheme

The Australian Government today introduced legislation to create the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The scheme will begin on 1 July 2018, subject to passage of legislation, providing: access to psychological counselling a direct personal… Continue reading