Media Releases

Australia's refugee settlement success story continues

Australia’s successful refugee settlement story has reached another milestone with communities ready to welcome the last families of the additional intake of 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees which was announced in 2015.

States welcome new housing and homelessness reform

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, welcomed constructive discussions on housing affordability measures in the Federal Budget during today’s Housing and Homelessness Ministers meeting in Adelaide.

Improving outcomes for young people leaving out-of-home care

Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Zed Seselja, today announced funding of $2.59 million to provide the service delivery component of the Towards Independent Adulthood (TIA) Trial in Western Australia (WA).

Celebrating our cultural diversity on Harmony Day

Today is Harmony Day - Australia’s largest multicultural celebration.  Across the nation in schools, workplaces, community centres and sporting clubs, Australians will be celebrating our rich cultural diversity.

Child protection crisis worsening

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report released today, Child protection Australia 2015-16, shows the number of children in the out-of-home care system in Australia has increased.

$23 million to help homeless youth

Young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless across Australia will benefit from the Government’s decision to extend funding agreements for the youth homelessness programme, Reconnect.