Media Releases by The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Celebrating Community and Philanthropy Partnerships

Minister for Social Services the Hon. Scott Morrison today announced $650,000 over three years for Philanthropy Australia to run an annual Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week. The inaugural Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week will begin on 7 December 2015 and… Continue reading

Visa reforms for victims of human trafficking

Victims of human trafficking will be assisted following major reforms to the Human Trafficking Visa Framework included in the 2015/16 Federal Budget. The Human Trafficking Visa Framework provides vital support to people when they are first identified as a trafficked… Continue reading

Parliament Passes the Tribunal Amalgamations Bill

Yesterday Parliament passed the Tribunals Amalgamation Bill, a significant reform which will merge the key Commonwealth merits review tribunals into one body. From 1 July 2015, the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) and the Migration Review Tribunal-Refugee Review Tribunal (MRT-RRT)… Continue reading

Supporting Greater Choice for Older Australians

The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The Government is improving aged care in Australia to reduce regulation and allow home care funding to follow the… Continue reading

Fairer access to a more sustainable pension

More than 170,000 pensioners with modest assets will have their pensions increased by an average of more than $30 per fortnight as part of the Government’s plans for fairer access to a more sustainable pension that will come into effect… Continue reading

Helping seniors engage in the digital age

Around 97,000 older Australians will continue to receive free access to computers and internet training to ensure they are not left behind in the digital age, thanks to a $1.3 million Abbott Government investment. The Minister for Social Services, Scott… Continue reading

Innovative Aged Care Projects receive $34 million boost

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison and Assistant Minister, Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield, today announced the Coalition Government will invest $34 million into tackling new and existing challenges in aged care nationwide. Older Australians will benefit from… Continue reading

No jab – no play and no pay for child care

The Commonwealth Government will end the conscientious objector exemption on children’s vaccination for access to taxpayer funded Child Care Benefits, the Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement from 1 January 2016. Parents… Continue reading

Coalition IT reboot to drive welfare reform

The Coalition Government will take action to replace the Department of Human Services decades old welfare payment IT system with a modern platform, an important step in advancing welfare reform, Minister for Social Services the Hon. Scott Morrison and Minister… Continue reading