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Joint Media Release: Research to support Australian families

The Morrison Government is funding new research to help Australian families break the cycle of disadvantage.

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Media Release: Dairy industry mandatory Code of Conduct on its way

By January 2020 the Australian dairy industry will have a mandatory code of conduct.

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Media Release: First Anniversary of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

The National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse has been inscribed on a vellum to ensure the voice of victims and survivors is forever heard.

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Media Release - Review of financial counselling services released

The Morrison Government is strengthening our commitment to supporting the financial counselling sector with the release of the Review of the Coordination and Funding for Financial Counselling Services across Australia.

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Media Release: Participation in the National Redress Scheme continues to grow

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston today announced more than 300 additional sites including churches, schools and community groups are now covered by the National Redress Scheme.

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Joint Media Release: Official opening of new staircase for iconic Prospect Hill

Visitors to Kangaroo Island are now able to take a tour along the Prospect Hill walking trail for the first time in three years following a substantial redevelopment.

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Joint Media Release: Delivering for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

More than 2000 Indigenous Australian families with children who need to live away from home to access secondary school will benefit from an extra $5900 per year, on average, through changes to Family Tax Benefit that passed Parliament this week.

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Media Release: September quarter welfare indexation takes effect

More than 4.8 million Australians will receive an increase to their social security payments from 20 September when indexation takes effect.

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Media Release - New appointment to strengthen Disability Royal Commission

Statement on the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability following the signing of letters patent by his Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia this afternoon.

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Joint Media Release: Expanding the cashless welfare in Hervey Bay and Bundaberg

The Morrison Government today introduced legislation to allow all welfare payment recipients in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay to volunteer for the Cashless Debit Card trial in the region.

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