Media Releases by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Toughening No Jab, No Pay

Parents who don’t vaccinate their children against disease will lose part of their fortnightly family support payment. From 1 July 2018, Family Tax Benefit Part…

More equitable child support

Reforms to the child support program that make the system simpler and more equitable for parents passed the Senate today. The Family Assistance and Child…

National Redress Scheme update

A National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse moved another step closer when legislation was introduced into the New South Wales Parliament…

Making the ACT more inclusive

The Turnbull Government will provide $2.7 million to make the Australian Capital Territory more inclusive for people with disability. The Government is providing grants for…

A fully funded NDIS

The Turnbull Government will fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that is providing life-changing support to Australians with disability. Because of a stronger…

Empowering Norfolk Island women

Women on Norfolk Island will receive free advice and training to help them plan for their financial future, along with training and mentoring to strengthen…

Innovation to break the welfare cycle

The Burnie community will be invited to brainstorm ideas to help local, unemployed people find work at an Australian first ‘ideas exchange’. An ‘ideas exchange’…

Evaluator for Try, Test and Learn Fund

The University of Queensland will evaluate the success of the Government’s innovative approaches to addressing long-term welfare dependency. The Try, Test and Learn Fund is…

A fairer and simpler welfare system

Australia’s welfare system will be simpler and provide greater encouragement for people to move from welfare into work with the passage of the Welfare Reform…

ACT opts in to Redress Scheme

The Federal Government welcomes today’s announcement the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has joined the national Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Australia…

Dame Enid Lyons’ legacy honoured

The Department of Social Services’ (DSS) national office building in Canberra was today named after Dame Enid Lyons, former Liberal politician, the first woman elected…

Investing in Australian communities

The Turnbull Government is funding innovative community projects that target disadvantage and encourage a sense of community. The Strong and Resilient Communities grants program will…

Supporting victims of forced marriage

A special home for the victims of forced marriage will offer a safe place for them to rebuild their lives. Minister for Social Services Dan…

NDIA HQ a boon for regional Victoria

Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson said the $120 million National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) headquarters under construction in Geelong would create hundreds of local jobs…