Media Releases

My stand for tolerance

Tolerance is a critical value in a western liberal democracy like Australia.

Coalition Committed to Reducing Homelessness

Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews has today launched 2014 Homeless Persons Week and reinforced the Coalition’s commitment to help those without safe and secure accommodation.

Research Shows Children Fare Best in Connected Families

New research shows children can have more behaviour problems and difficulties socialising with peers if raised in families with high levels of parental conflict, or with low levels of parental warmth and few shared activities between parents and children.

Welfare Review Public Submissions Closing Soon

Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews is encouraging people to have their say on the recently released interim report proposing improvements to Australia’s welfare system.

Labor to deny thousands cheaper medicine

Thousands of self-funded retirees will miss out on cheaper prescription drugs and other health benefits if Labor blocks moves to index income limits for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CHSC).

National support for homelessness agreement

All Australian states and territories have now signed the new National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) ensuring homelessness programmes across Australia will continue for another year.