The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Legislation introduced for National Redress Scheme

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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…

More equitable child support

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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…

Toughening No Jab, No Pay

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. From 1 July 2018, Family Tax Benefit Part…

Victoria introduces National Redress Scheme legislation

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

A National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse moved another step closer when legislation was introduced into the Victorian Parliament today that…

National Redress Scheme update

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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’…

Cashless Debit Card begins in the Goldfields

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The Cashless Debit Card will improve the lives of people in the Goldfields community. Around 3,600 people in the Goldfields community will receive the Cashless…

Evaluator for Try, Test and Learn Fund

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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…

Investing in Australian communities

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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…

Dame Enid Lyons’ legacy honoured

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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…

Supporting victims of forced marriage

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

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…

4.7 million Australians to benefit from indexation

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

Around 4.7 million pension and allowance recipients will receive an increase to their welfare payments from 20 March. The increases will help pensioners and allowance…

Safe Children Conference 2018

Speech by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Thank you for the opportunity to address the Safe Children Conference. Acknowledgements Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM Janet Schorer (NSW Children’s…

$117 million to improve youth homelessness services

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The Turnbull Government is working to prevent youth homelessness by linking at-risk Australians with essential services. Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan today announced funding…

New report card on Australian children and youth

Media Release by The Hon Dan Tehan MP

A new report on the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of Australia’s young people shows we are leading the world in some areas, including low…