Scott Morrison claims that New Zealand provides Australia with a model for welfare reform.
There is no mandatory four-week wait for young people to receive benefits in New Zealand.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confer during Question Time.
Now the Liberals have done what they condemned Labor for doing, they are holding their breaths in the hope new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will live up to his promise.
The loss represents a setback for Social Services Minister Scott Morrison, whose negotiations with the crossbench failed.
The Senate has defeated the government's budget measure to make job seekers under 25 wait four weeks for income support.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is struggling to contain instability in an openly divided team.
When Kevin Rudd came under attack from some of his ministers for the way he ran his cabinet, it turned out to be the beginning of the end. Now we are seeing Tony Abbott struggling to contain instability…
Scott Morrison’s comments may have sparked ire in some corners, but there’s good research supporting his statement.
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Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has said that a job is a "prescription" for a young person with mental health issues. What does the research on employment and mental health show?
For every $1000 of assets the pension will be reduced by $3 a fortnight, under changes proposed in the federal budget.
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The government has dropped plans to index age pensions to CPI and opted instead to tighten income and assets test. These are welcome changes but more needs to be done.
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison announces that a A$3.5 billion child-care subsidy will begin from July 1 2017 if the Senate passes previously rejected Family Tax Benefit savings.
Lost in the political debate about subsidising child care is the fact that universal free preschool care has been abandoned as a goal of good social policy.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has a lot of skin in the game coming into his second budget.
Budget day is high risk for all the political players.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has been outshone by others in the lead up to his second budget.
With his reputation and confidence already badly dented, Treasurer Joe Hockey has been further damaged just two days before delivering his second budget.
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced a $3.5 billion child care package.
The government estimates its proposed $3.5 billion child care package will encourage more than 240,000 families to increase their involvement in paid employment, including almost 38,000 jobless families.
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that the government has abandoned its 2014 budget plan to cut back the indexation of pensions.
A crackdown on the pension assets test will save the budget A$2.4 billion over the forward estimates, the government says.
Social Services minister Scott Morrison’s nanny package undercuts the general principle of qualifications for child care.
Social Services minister Scott Morrison has unveiled the first part of the Abbott government’s “families package” ahead of next month’s federal budget and the signs are not good. With the announcement…
Scott Morrison has rejected criticism that the nannies scheme was using taxpayers money to subsidise baby sitters.
A $250 million two-year pilot scheme would subsidise 4000 nannies to care for 10,000 children in families who cannot access mainstream services.
Refugees after being arrested for protesting, on Nauru.
The day that then immigration minister Scott Morrison announced an inquiry into allegation of abuse in the Nauru detention centre, News Corps tabloids ran dramatic claims against Save the Children.
The demand for jobs among Australia’s young people is far outstripping supply.
We need different solutions to help Australia's unemployed young people get on a pathway towards working or learning.
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison says the immigration portfolio is like walking on a razor.
Scott Morrison talks about his new portfolio, his time in immigration, his thoughts on policy and the political debate in Australia.
Scott Morrison’s early months in the social services portfolio already have his colleagues talking.
In racing parlance, Scott Morrison is sitting one out and one back, very well placed politically for both the short and longer terms.
Getting the right balance between short- and medium-term ‘fixes’ may well be the most significant challenge for Social Services Minister Scott Morrison.
Scott Morrison’s appointment as minister for social services in late December 2014 has been seen as an important step for the Abbott government as it moves towards its second budget. The tasks he faces…
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has so far continued in the ‘bad cop’, border protector image of his predecessor, Scott Morrison.
2014 was the year of triumphant press conferences at which the Abbott government affirmed its determination to “stop the boats” and outlined its success at doing so. However, 2015 is likely to be much…
Michael Pezzullo is spearheading far-reaching changes in doctrine and organisation of Australian immigration and border security.
The Australian government is in the throes of a major recasting of traditional immigration and border security doctrines and institutions. The changes are being led by the incoming secretary of the newly…