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Media Release: Assistance extended for flood and storm-affected communities in NSW

The Australian Government is extending the period that mutual obligation requirements will be lifted for communities affected by flooding and storms in New South Wales. 

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Media Release: Day one of a stronger social security safety net

From today the rate of working age payments will be permanently boosted following the historic passage of the Strengthening Income Support package through Parliament in March.

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Media Release: $6 million investment to improve the lives of Australians on the Autism Spectrum

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April, the Morrison Government is granting $6 million to Autism CRC to improve health services and education and employment opportunities for Australians on the autism spectrum.

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

The temporary pause on new income support recipients going on to the Cashless Debit Card program, which was put in place in response to COVID-19, has been lifted.

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Media Release: Five Fairbridge farm schools to join the National Redress Scheme

Five former Fairbridge farm schools will now be covered by the National Redress Scheme allowing survivors of these institutions to have their applications progressed.

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Media Release: Supporting Australian students with disability

The Morrison Government will work with states and territories, education providers and people with disability to implement the recommendations of the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005, released today.

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Media Release: Australians encouraged to “unmute” themselves and call out disrespect

The Morrison Government will today launch the $18.8 million third phase of the national campaign to reduce violence against women and their children to mark International Women’s Day.

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Media Release: March indexation delivers increased payments

More than five million Australians will receive an increase to their social security payments from 20 March 2021 when indexation takes effect.

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Media Release: $1.3 billion boost for Australian households

Around $1.3 billion will land in eligible Australians’ bank accounts from this week, as the Morrison Government delivers a fourth Economic Support Payment.

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Media Release: Helping older Australians improve their digital skills, confidence and online safety

Older residents across Australia will be encouraged to bridge the digital divide through a new government investment to help senior Australians remain connected with friends and family online and learn new skills.

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