The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Improved experience for NDIS participants and providers

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will deliver a better experience to participants thanks to improvements that will commence to be rolled out from October.…

National Redress Scheme July Update

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The National Redress Scheme received more than 500 applications in July, its first month of operation. Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan said the National…

Autism Advisory Group sets priorities

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The new Autism Advisory Group (AAG) will provide a strong voice on behalf of people with autism who are participating in the National Disability Insurance…

$7.8 million for learning centres for children with autism

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The Turnbull Government has guaranteed that children with autism will continue to receive intensive support through specialised learning centres. The Turnbull Government has committed $7.8…

Action urged to prevent payments being cut

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Parents are running out of time to vaccinate their children if they want to avoid having their family support payments cut under the Turnbull Government’s…

$20 million Volunteer Grants round open

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Community organisations across Australia are encouraged to apply for a share of $20 million in grants to support the work of their volunteers. Minister for Social…

NDIS Fraud Taskforce established to tackle crime

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The Government will establish a dedicated taskforce to tackle fraud committed against the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS Fraud Taskforce will be a…

Australia recognised as leader in digital government

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The Turnbull Government has again been recognised as a global leader in digital transformation, with Australia retaining its ranking as number two in the world…

Improvements to Cashless Debit Card trial

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan today welcomed the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report on the implementation and performance of the Cashless Debit Card…

Innovation and partnership celebrated

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan has called on Australian businesses to nominate their innovative workplace-giving program for a national award. Mr Tehan said the…

Supporting at-risk Caboolture students

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Young Caboolture students at-risk of dropping out of study will be offered individual support to help them complete their education and training, as part of…

$328 million to help financially vulnerable Australians

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Australians experiencing financial hardship will have support to meet their basic needs in times of crisis thanks to Turnbull Government funding. Applications are now open…

Jenny Macklin

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Social Services Minister Dan Tehan today paid tribute to the Hon Jenny Macklin MP, the Member for Jagajaga and Shadow Minister for Families and Social…

A new era of welfare

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The welfare system will help more Australians into work with reforms that have come into effect. The new measures make the welfare system fairer, more…

More institutions commit to National Redress Scheme

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The Australian Government welcomes the announcement that Barnardos Australia and Sydney-based charity Jewish House NSW will join the National Redress Scheme. Minister for Social Services…

National Redress Scheme starts

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse can begin planning their application for redress, with the National Redress Scheme starting today. The National Redress Scheme will…

Combatting intergenerational welfare

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The Turnbull Government is tackling intergenerational welfare dependency in at-risk groups and helping more people off welfare and into work. Minister for Social Services Dan…

Fifth anniversary of the NDIS

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) celebrates its fifth birthday today as it continues to improve the lives of more than 160,000 Australians who are…

Tougher No Jab, No Pay rules start 1 July

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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

Western Australia joins the NDIS

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) reaches a new milestone as Western Australia becomes the final state to officially join the federally administered Scheme. From…

Western Australia joins National Redress Scheme

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The Australian Government welcomes today’s official announcement that the Western Australian Government will join the National Redress Scheme. Every state and territory has now committed…