Media Releases

Commonwealth doctors to assess new DSP claims

Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has announced Australian Government-contracted doctors will assess new claims for the Disability Support Pension from next year to achieve consistency and equity across the country.

Divorce rate still too high despite decrease

Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews has welcomed a new report which shows the Australian divorce rate is on the decline, but says the figure is still too high.

New family and domestic violence research

The announcement of approximately $3.5 million for 20 new research projects will support the reduction of violence against women and their children.