Media Releases

Coalition delivers on Seniors Health Card indexation

Thousands more self-funded retirees will have access to cheaper medicine and health benefits, with Parliament today introducing legislation to index the income thresholds for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

Harmony Day – everybody belongs

Harmony Day is celebrated throughout Australia tomorrow (March 21) and everyone is invited to celebrate our cultural, linguistic and religious diversity.

Cutting red tape in aged care

The aged care sector will benefit from the Australian Government’s commitment to cut unnecessary and counter-productive legislation and regulations.

ACNC must go to free up red tape

Today’s open letter from the Community Council for Australia opposing the Government’s plan to abolish the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission (ACNC) has been signed by only 54 individuals who are not representative of the more than 600,000 NFPs that make up the sector.

Support for income management in Ceduna

Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, have welcomed the results of a survey which shows community support for income management in the Ceduna area of South Australia.