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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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Joint Media Release: $1.1 billion to support more mental health, Medicare and domestic violence services

More help will be given to millions of Australians battling the devastating impacts of coronavirus with a $1.1 billion package which boosts mental health services, domestic violence support, Medicare assistance for people at home and emergency food relief.

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Joint Media Release: COVID-19 - Mutual Obligations arrangements extended

The Morrison Government will continue the suspension of mutual obligation until 27 April 2020 to support job seekers through this difficult period.

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Media Release: Temporary pause on new Cashless Debit Card trial participants

The Morrison Government is placing a temporary pause on placing new eligible participants on to the Cashless Debit Card in all existing trial sites.

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Supporting students through the effects of Coronavirus

The Morrison Government is expanding the eligibility criteria for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement to Australians receiving student support payments.

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Supporting Australians

The Commonwealth Government has today released the second stage of its economic plan to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus and help build a bridge to recovery.

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Media Release: Modernising Australia’s social security system

From today the JobSeeker Payment will progressively combine seven payments into one, replacing Newstart Allowance as the main payment for working-age unemployed people.

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Statement - COVID-19 and Australia’s social security system

Australia’s social security system has a number of existing features to support people in the context of COVID-19.

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Deeming rate cut to boost payments for 900,000 Australians

About 900,000 Australians will see an increase to their fortnightly social security payments following the Morrison Government’s decision to reduce deeming rates in response to changing economic conditions.

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