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Media Release: More resources and support for Australians with Motor Neurone Disease

Australians with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) will have better access to essential information through a new website and national information line.

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Media Statement: COVID-19 disaster support payment boosted

Increased financial support for hundreds of thousands of workers in New South Wales will be available from next week as part of the Commonwealth Government’s expanded national COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

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Media Release: Dedicated job platform connecting people with disability with employers

An accessible, online job platform will be developed to connect people with disability with potential employers.

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Media Release: National Summit on Women’s Safety 2021 program launched

Financial security, policing and justice responses, sexual violence and challenges facing diverse members of the Australian community will be key topics discussed at the upcoming National Summit on Women’s Safety 2021.

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Media Release: Australia’s first accredited training for health practitioners and frontline workers to improve responses to victims of sexual violence

Monash University has developed Australia’s first training course accredited by multiple professional bodies to help health professionals and frontline workers better recognise and respond to victims of sexual violence.

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Media Release: Dedicated national referral and support service for people with disability

Australians with disability will be encouraged to interact with a new dedicated one-stop shop providing advice and up-to-date information for people with disability as a national campaign rolls out across our screens this week.

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Media Release: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council to inform the next National Plan to end family, domestic and sexual violence

The Morrison Government has established a 13-member Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council to inform the development of the next National Plan to end family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia and support the implementation of the Closing the Gap Target 13.

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Minister Ruston acknowledges outgoing Our Watch Chair

Minister for Women’s Safety Anne Ruston acknowledged the contributions of Ms Natasha Stott Despoja AO who has announced today that she will be stepping down as Chair of Our Watch, the national foundation to prevent violence against women and their children.

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Media Release: National Redress Scheme to provide advance payments

Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse who are older or terminally ill will be able to access advance payments of $10,000 under proposed changes to the National Redress Scheme.

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Media Release: Three institutions named for failure to join National Redress Scheme

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston has today named three institutions which have failed to fulfil their moral obligations to sign up to the National Redress Scheme.

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