Media Releases by The Hon Alan Tudge MP

Carer support programmes funding extension

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Hon Alan Tudge MP, today announced a 12 month grant extension for two programmes delivering carer support services. Fifty-four organisations funded as part of the Counselling, Support, Information and Advocacy (CSIA) carer support programme… Continue reading

Appointment as Minister for Human Services

I am honoured to be appointed by the Prime Minister to join his ministerial team as the Minister for Human Services. The Human Services portfolio touches the lives of millions of Australians every day and I look forward to continuing… Continue reading

O’Farrell Review into Illegal Offshore Wagering

Today, the Hon Barry O’Farrell delivered his review into illegal offshore wagering to the Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield and the Assistant Minister for Social Services, the Hon Alan Tudge MP. The Australian Government will now carefully… Continue reading

National Carer Gateway launched

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Alan Tudge MP, today launched Carer Gateway making it easier for carers to access practical information and advice and connect with services in their local area. Carer Gateway comprises a national telephone service, website… Continue reading

2015 National Disability Award winners announced

Outstanding efforts to improve the lives of people with disability were celebrated with the announcement of the 2015 National Disability Award winners tonight at Parliament House. “Fourteen award winners were chosen from more than 200 nominations across seven categories and… Continue reading

Welfare Debit Card legislation passes Senate

Today the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015, passed the Senate. This is a watershed moment in how we deliver welfare. The Government was joined by the crossbenchers and the Labor Party in passing the legislation. Passage… Continue reading

Senate inquiry recommends Welfare Debit Card be passed

The Senate Community Affairs Committee has recommended that the Welfare Debit Card legislation be passed.I welcome this recommendation and ask that Labor now support the legislation. The Committee also noted that the Government has consulted ‘widely’ to ensure the trial… Continue reading