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Deeming rate cut to boost payments for 900,000 Australians

About 900,000 Australians will see an increase to their fortnightly social security payments following the Morrison Government’s decision to reduce deeming rates in response to changing economic conditions.

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Media Release - Commitment to supporting Australian women on International Women’s Day

The Morrison Government is providing a $2.8 million funding extension for Local Support Coordinators to ensure this support service for victims of domestic and family violence continues to be available in every state and territory across Australia. 

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Media Release - No-interest loans supporting women to leave domestic violence

The Morrison Government is dedicating $20 million to expand the successful No Interest Loan Scheme to help women experiencing domestic violence rebuild their lives to mark International Women’s Day.

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Media Release: Changes to income reporting on the way

The Morrison Government is delivering on its commitment to simplify the welfare system after Parliament today passed legislation to make the income reporting process easier for payment recipients.

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Opinion Piece – The collective hearts of Australians broke last week but I hope we have all decided enough is enough

The story of Australia is as much as anything a story of strong women. Courageous, trailblazing women and girls who roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.

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Statement on Domestic Violence

Domestic and family violence is totally abhorrent and unacceptable. It is as simple as that. There are no excuses for it.

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Media Release: Commitment to improve 1800RESPECT with open procurement

The Morrison Government will conduct an open competitive procurement process to secure a provider to deliver Australia’s sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service to meet increasing demand and provide the highest quality support.

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Media Release: Improving the National Redress Scheme

The Morrison Government has released its response to the report, Getting the National Redress Scheme right: An overdue step towards justice, of the Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Welfare dependence in Australia continues to fall

The proportion of working-age Australians receiving welfare benefits has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years.

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Media Release: National Redress Scheme committed to greater accountability and transparency

The number of institutions participating in the National Redress Scheme has more than doubled as the Morrison Government continues to pressure organisations to sign up.

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