Media Releases by The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Labor and the unions wrong again

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison told Parliament today that the best way to control our welfare expenditure is to get Australians into jobs. “Getting Australians into jobs by securing free trade agreements, such as the landmark deal… Continue reading

The Syrian and Iraqi humanitarian crisis

Australia will resettle an additional 12,000 refugees who are fleeing the conflict in Syria and Iraq. Our focus will be on those most in need – the women, children and families of persecuted minorities who have sought refuge from the… Continue reading

Changes to end child swapping in family day care

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison today announced new rules to eliminate the widespread abuse of payments through ‘child swapping’ in the family day care sector. “Latest data indicates half of all family day care services in Australia… Continue reading

25 years of National Child Protection Week

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison today presented a national award to an innovative counselling service for promoting child safety and wellbeing. Minister Morrison visited Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School in Canberra to present Kids Helpline and Optus… Continue reading

Coalition Government tackles illegal offshore wagering

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison today announced a review of illegal offshore wagering, delivering on the Coalition Government’s election commitment to investigate methods of strengthening enforcement and ensuring Australians are protected from illegal online wagering operators. “According… Continue reading

Labor’s child care scare campaign

Reports today that hundreds of thousands of families will be thousands of dollars worse off under the Government’s Jobs for Families package on child care are as false as they are fanciful, Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison… Continue reading

New Director for Australian Institute of Family Studies

The Australian Government has appointed Ms Anne Hollonds as the new Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the government’s principal source of specialist research expertise on families. Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison said Ms… Continue reading

Better start for Indigenous children

The Minister for Social Services, the Hon Scott Morrison, met with representatives from the Secretariat National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) last week to discuss the government’s new Jobs for Families Child Care Package and additional support services. Minister… Continue reading

Coalition Government helps protect Adelaide families

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison today announced that from 1 October 2015, the child protection measure of income management will be introduced across Adelaide to assist state child protection workers keep children safe. “The Coalition government will… Continue reading

Celebrating multicultural Australia

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison will tonight join thousands of Muslims celebrating at Sydney’s Chand Raat Eid Festival to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. “On behalf of the Abbott Government I would like… Continue reading

Nearly $60 million to help WA’s homeless

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison today visited Foyer Oxford, one of 22 projects the Western Australian government has agreed to fund as part of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). “Western Australia was the first state… Continue reading

Australian families gain government support

A new survey has highlighted the potential long-term ‘scarring’ effects on youth if they are unemployed for extended periods, Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison said today. “The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey released… Continue reading

Disability support payment rules tighten

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison announced the number of people being granted a Disability Support Pension (DSP) has now dropped below the levels experienced under Labor, with application rejection rates at the highest level in more than… Continue reading

Abbott Government to fund St Giles’ speech program

Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison and Federal member for Bass, Andrew Nikolic today announced the Abbott Government will commit more than $790,000 over two-years to the St Giles organisation, ensuring continuity of the organisation’s important programmes helping… Continue reading