Media Releases

November 2016

Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué

The Community Services Minister’s Meeting was held on 11 November 2016, to discuss national collaboration on improving safety and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people, and Third Action Plan for the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children.

Commonwealth and states agree to work together

Minister Seselja said the Commonwealth will work collaboratively with the state and territory governments to drive improvements to permanency outcomes for children in out-of-home care, including through Permanent Care Orders, permanent care arrangements and adoption.

Contribution of women from all backgrounds recognised

The Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, today paid tribute to the outstanding contribution women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have made to Australia.