Media Releases by The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Report Reinforces Benefits of Paid Parental Leave

An independent evaluation of the Australian Government’s Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme has found the support it gives to new mothers has led to improved staff retention and better physical and mental health for new mothers, Minister for Social Services,… Continue reading

$200 Million boost for pensioners

More than 770,000 Australian part-pensioners and allowance recipients will be given a $200 million boost to their payments with the lowering of the social security deeming rates from 20 March, Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison said today.… Continue reading

More Homelessness Funding

Federal Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison and NSW Minister for Family and Community Services, Hon. Gabrielle Upton, today announced an agreement on the 2014-15 NSW implementation plan for the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). This will… Continue reading

Morrison postpones family day care changes to consult

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison has today postponed the introduction of changes designed to address ‘child-swapping’ rorts in family day care, which were due to take effect next Tuesday. The changes have been postponed to enable further… Continue reading

India Republic Day Message – 2015

Republic Day is a day worth commemorating. It is the day in which India not only became an independent republic, but the world’s largest democracy. India moved toward its independence through peaceful, non-violent resistance, famously inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. This… Continue reading

Department of Social Services Grant Funding Offers

The Department of Social Services has advised applicants of the outcomes of the grant funding rounds announced earlier this year. The Government is committed to ensuring grants funding supports the area of greatest need for the community and the most… Continue reading