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Media Release: Paid Parental Leave Scheme amendment to support parents in lockdowns

The Morrison Government is ensuring expectant parents in lockdown areas can access Paid Parental Leave when their newborn arrives through a temporary change to the Scheme.

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Joint Media Release: Supporting Mildura children and families

The Morrison and Andrews Governments will each provide $2.6 million to support Mildura children and families to connect with local services and improve their health and wellbeing outcomes.

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Media Release: Caring for our carers

Carers across the country are now able to receive in-person advice and professional assistance to support their own wellbeing with a new free coaching service available through the national carer service, Carer Gateway.

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Joint Media Release: National Summit on Women’s Safety to go online

The Morrison Government today announced that the National Summit on Women’s Safety will be delivered virtually as a result of continued COVID-19 restrictions.

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Media Release: Social Services funding boost towards Closing the Gap

The Morrison Government is investing $98 million in a series of innovative new programs to prevent vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families falling through the cracks as part of the first Closing the Gap Implementation Plan.

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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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