An extra $400 for each child that has qualified for the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment in bushfire-hit towns and regions as well as more food vouchers, financial assistance and support services will help Australians affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster.
Bushfire-hit communities in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island Council areas will be able to rebuild vital infrastructure sooner with an initial and immediate $1 million grant each from the Morrison Government.
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said changes to the welfare system that take place from 1 January 2020 would provide more support for Australians in need.
As of this morning South Australians devastated by bushfires in the local government areas of the Adelaide Hills, City of Playford and Lower Eyre Peninsula can access one-off payments of $1000 per adult and $400 per child.
The Morrison Government is backing volunteers in local communities with up to $10 million in funding to be shared across each of the country’s 151 federal electorates.
New tennis courts, soccer pitches and surf lifesaving equipment are among a range of local projects and investments from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government.
The Morrison Government is leading formal discussions today with states and territories on developing a new National Disability Strategy at today’s Disability Reform Council meeting.
More than 1 million youth, student and carer payment recipients will receive an increase to their payments from 1 January 2020 when indexation takes effect.
Legislation allowing the Morrison Government to establish an online National Self-Exclusion Register to help reduce harm from online wagering has passed Parliament.
On the International Day of People with Disability 2019, Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston and Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert acknowledged the amazing contribution Australians with disability make in communities across the country.