Parents of stillborn babies will have improved access to bereavement payments under changes to support for families dealing with the personal, social and financial impacts after the loss of a child.
The Morrison Government is providing additional $4.22 million in emergency relief funding for providers in greater Melbourne to support increased demand.
The Morrison Government has put in place a series of temporary support targeted to individual circumstances through JobKeeper Payment and JobSeeker Payment as the country transitions to a post-COVID economy.
The Morrison Government will introduce a further step in the gradual return to mutual obligation arrangements for all job seekers from 28 September 2020, with the exception of Victoria where mutual obligation requirements will remain suspended.
The Morrison Government’s $150 million domestic violence response package is expanding perpetrator interventions, providing case management for survivors through court processes, producing tech-enabled support services and increasing safe accommodation capacity.
Ecologically important sites in the South Australian Riverland will benefit from increased investment through the Australian Government’s Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package because of the environmental benefits they can provide to the lower Murray.
An Australian Government-funded regional coordinator officer position will support Lower Murray South Australia community participation in water reform.
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston announced additional institutions are now covered by the National Redress Scheme allowing more than 50 applications to be processed.
GPs and other health professionals in four regions will receive greater support to enable them to provide more effective care to people with intellectual disability.
A high-priority drought relief project is progressing on Kangaroo Island, with funding approved to flow under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension.