Media Releases

Innovative business partnerships creating jobs for new arrivals

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, today visited a meatworks in Biloela, Queensland to see how an innovative partnership between a business and settlement services provider could potentially put up to dozens of new arrivals to work.

Adoption needs to be a priority

Adoptions have dropped to the lowest level on record, according to the AIHW report: Adoptions Australia 2015-16 released today.

Tasmania welcomes newly arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugees

The Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, and Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman, joined newly arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugee families for a BBQ lunch in Hobart today.

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.