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Million-dollar recovery funding for Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island

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.

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Media Release: Delivering on improvements to Australia’s welfare system

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.

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Media Release: Supporting South Australians affected by bushfires

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.

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Media Release: 2019-20 Volunteer Grants round now open

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. 

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Joint Media Release: New funding for sporting clubs and regional communities

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.

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Joint Media Release: Next step to shape a new National Disability Strategy

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.

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Media Release: New year indexation supports Australians in every stage of life

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.

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Joint Media Release: Morrison Government delivers on National Self-Exclusion Register

Legislation allowing the Morrison Government to establish an online National Self-Exclusion Register to help reduce harm from online wagering has passed Parliament.

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Joint Media Release: Celebrating Australians with disability

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.

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Media Release: Pilot project to improve Cashless Debit Card technology

The Morrison Government is introducing new technology to allow cash registers at pubs, clubs and independent grocers to automatically reject items banned by the Cashless Debit Card.

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