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Extension of temporary income support measures

The Morrison Government has put in place a series of temporary support targeted to individual circumstances through JobKeeper Payment and JobSeeker Payment as the country transitions to a post-COVID economy.

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Joint Media Release: Mutual obligation requirements return for job seekers

The Morrison Government will introduce a further step in the gradual return to mutual obligation arrangements for all job seekers from 28 September 2020, with the exception of Victoria where mutual obligation requirements will remain suspended.

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Media Release: $68.25 million for frontline domestic violence support services

The Morrison Government’s $150 million domestic violence response package is expanding perpetrator interventions, providing case management for survivors through court processes, producing tech-enabled support services and increasing safe accommodation capacity.

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Joint Media Release: Basin investment flows to South Australia

Ecologically important sites in the South Australian Riverland will benefit from increased investment through the Australian Government’s Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package because of the environmental benefits they can provide to the lower Murray.

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Joint Media Release: Goolwa regional coordinator to engage communities on water reform

An Australian Government-funded regional coordinator officer position will support Lower Murray South Australia community participation in water reform.

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Media Release: More institutions now covered by the National Redress Scheme

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston announced additional institutions are now covered by the National Redress Scheme allowing more than 50 applications to be processed.

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Joint Media Release: Improving health care for people with intellectual disability

GPs and other health professionals in four regions will receive greater support to enable them to provide more effective care to people with intellectual disability.

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Media Release: Green light for drought relief project on Kangaroo Island

A high-priority drought relief project is progressing on Kangaroo Island, with funding approved to flow under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension.

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Media Release: New trauma guide to support people with disability

The Morrison Government is backing the development of a best-practice guide to better support people with disability who have experienced complex trauma.

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Media Release: Supporting Victorians through the Coronavirus pandemic

Enhanced support and expanded access to Australia’s social security system remains in place to support Victorians as the state continues to grapple with COVID-19.

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