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Media Release: Ensuring child support is paid to care for young Australians

The Morrison Government is introducing new measures to drive down unpaid child support, targeting child support owed by more than 18,000 parents to ensure children, and young people have access to the financial support they deserve.

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Media Release: Labour Force December 2021: Employment hits another record high, more people in work than pre-COVID

Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that seasonally adjusted employment increased by 64,800 (or 0.5 per cent) in December, to stand at a record high of 13,242,000. Employment is now 246,600 (or 1.9 per cent) above the level recorded in March 2020 (when Australia recorded its 100th case of COVID-19). 

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Media Release: National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-32 draft released for public comment

The draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 outlines a shared long-term commitment to a future free from all forms of gender-based violence in Australia built on four pillars: Prevention, Intervention, Response and Recovery.

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Media Release: Supporting women on temporary visas experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence

The Morrison Government continues to support women and children on temporary visas who are experiencing family, domestic or sexual violence.

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Media Release: Funding boost for frontline family, domestic and sexual violence services

The $260 million National Partnership on Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence is being rolled out today with states and territories now having received their first payment to help address increased demand for frontline services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Media Release: Training to support women experiencing violence in disasters

Frontline responders will be offered training to help identify and support women and children who are experiencing family and domestic violence during natural disasters and recovery efforts. 

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Media Release: Additional funding to improve child outcomes by supporting fathers

The Morrison Government has committed an additional $4.1 million over two years to The Fathering Project so that fathers across the country can connect through dads groups and learn skills to better support their kids.

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Media Release: Emergency support for ABSTUDY recipients boarding away from home

The Morrison Government is ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students receiving ABSTUDY who are boarding have financial support to travel home during emergencies.

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Media Release: Increased funding to uphold the rights of people with disability

Disability representative organisations will receive more than $5.3 million over two years, a new national advocacy secretariat will be established to streamline advice and increase sector collaboration, and counselling and advocacy providers will receive $41.6 million to assist more people engage with the Disability Royal Commission.

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Media Release: Better supporting senior Australians to access their home equity

The Morrison Government is rebranding the Pension Loans Scheme to be known as the Home Equity Access Scheme and reducing the interest rate from 4.50 per cent to 3.95 per cent per annum.

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