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Media Release: National Redress Scheme update

The National Redress Scheme will be assessed against a set of performance measures covering three priority areas: survivor experience, the health of the Scheme and equity of access.

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Ministers’ Redress Scheme Governance Board Communique

The Ministers’ Redress Scheme Governance Board (the Board) has reiterated its position that it is unacceptable for institutions that have the capacity to join the Scheme not to do so. The Board is committed to ensuring as many survivors of institutional child sexual abuse as possible can access redress.

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Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communique

Community Services Ministers met to discuss current actions underway to support communities, families and children to manage the impact of COVID-19.

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Media Release: COVID-19 Mutual Obligations Arrangements: Further Extensions of Suspension and Assistance to Job Seekers

The lifting of mutual obligations will continue until 22 May 2020 as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

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Media Release: Protecting the lives of Australians with disability during coronavirus

The Australian Government has taken urgent action to protect the lives of Australians with disability as we continue to confront the coronavirus pandemic.

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Media Release: Australia’s food security not in question

South Australians can be confident that our food security is not at risk because of coronavirus.

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Urgent support for 300 charities and community organisations

The Morrison Government is providing an immediate $100 million funding injection to more than 300 charities and community organisations to support Australians in the wake of the coronavirus economic downturn.

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Supporting Australians most at risk in the wake of coronavirus

The Morrison Government has committed more than $154 million in additional support for Australians living with disability, experiencing domestic and family violence and families doing it tough amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Joint Media Release: Urgent support for frontline domestic violence services

The Morrison Government will provide $32.5 million to states and territories to immediately bolster frontline services to protect those most at risk of domestic violence as a result of living changes enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Joint Media Release: Immediate response plan to focus on people with disability during Coronavirus

The Government is committed to ensuring the well-being of Australians with disability are considered as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds.

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