Media Releases

Carers Week 2014

Carers Week is a great time to stop and reflect on the role carers play in our society.

COAG Disability Reform Council Communiqué

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (the Council) met today via TelePresence. The meeting was chaired by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Assistant Minister for Social Services.

Giving Older Australians Greater Choice in their Services

Assistant Minister for Social Services Senator Mitch Fifield and Member for Hindmarsh Matt Williams today joined COTA Australia to launch a new website to help older Australians and aged care providers prepare for the move to Consumer Directed Care (CDC).

Mr Harry Evans

The Australian Senate is one of the most powerful upper houses in the world and Harry Evans was a powerful defender and a diligent custodian.

ALP Hypocrisy Over Supplement Blowout

Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews says he is amazed at the hypocrisy of Labor to use Dementia Awareness Month to criticise the Coalition.

ALP Must Come Clean on $780m Promise

The Labor Party must come clean on how they plan to fund Shayne Neumann’s commitment to re-introduce the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement.