Media Releases by The Hon Paul Fletcher MP

National principles to keep our children safe

Keeping children safe from harm and wrongdoing while they are in the care of organisations is the focus of a new set of national principles unanimously endorsed by the Australian Government and its state and territory counterparts.   As part… Continue reading

National screening system to protect NDIS participants

The Liberal National Government today moved to establish a nationally consistent approach to screening people who work with people with disability in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, said the National Disability… Continue reading

Four more join National Redress Scheme

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher has welcomed the entry of four more institutions into the National Redress Scheme.  “I am pleased that institutions are taking heed of the request for them to join the Redress Scheme… Continue reading

New plan for protecting Australia’s children

The Fourth Action Plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children (2009-2020) has been launched by the Government today following endorsement by state and territory Community Services Ministers across Australia. The National Framework was established by the Australian Government… Continue reading

Ten more institutions join National Redress Scheme

Ten more institutions, including six Anglican institutions, have officially joined the National Redress Scheme. Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, welcomed the latest entries but also emphasised the need for more institutions to step up their efforts… Continue reading

Improving engagement between fathers and their children

The Liberal-National Government is investing $5.4 million in a program to improve engagement between fathers and their children. The Fathering Project was founded in Western Australia in 2013 to tackle the problems of child substance abuse, suicide and self-harm. Federal… Continue reading

Western Australia commences in National Redress Scheme

The Western Australia government has entered the National Redress Scheme. Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, said this was a significant milestone for people who experienced child sexual abuse in institutions in Western Australia. “I thank the… Continue reading

Nine more institutions join National Redress Scheme

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher has welcomed the news that another group of Catholic institutions has completed the steps to participate in the National Redress Scheme. “Nine more institutions have joined, including six more Catholic dioceses… Continue reading

Changes to welfare measures for the New Year

A number of changes introduced by the Liberal-National Government taking effect from tomorrow will make the welfare system more effective, sustainable and stronger. Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, said measures to help students stay at university and… Continue reading

NDIS supports participants with dysphagia

The Australian Government and state and territory governments have agreed interim solutions to ensure people with dysphagia do not fall through cracks between mainstream health systems and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul… Continue reading