News & events

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Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

Changes to national gambling laws

Read more about amendments to the National Gambling Reform Act 2012

Responsibility area: Communities and Vulnerable People

Publishing accommodation prices on My Aged Care

From 19 May 2014, residential aged care providers will be required to publish their maximum accommodation prices including a description of key features of each type of room.

Responsibility area: Ageing and Aged Care

Civil Society National Centre for Excellence

The role of charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations in our community is important and the Government believes that supporting the sector’s ability to self-manage allows organisations to focus more on their work in the community.

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

Extra funding to help older Australians live at home

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield has announced today a $240 million investment in extra support and care services for older Australians.

Responsibility area: Ageing and Aged Care

Gambling measures start from 1 Feb 2014

Find out about the $250 ATM withdrawal limit that comes into effect from 1 February 2014 (with details on the exemption process), and get an update on proposed changes to the National Gambling Reform Act 2012.

Responsibility area: Communities and Vulnerable People

Young People’s Human Rights Medal winner 2013

The Australian Human Rights Commission established the Human Rights Medal in 1987 to be presented annually in recognition of outstanding personal endeavour in the cause of human rights.

Responsibility area: Settlement & Multicultural Affairs

An aged care snapshot

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield tabled the 2012-13 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 in Parliament today.

Responsibility area: Ageing and Aged Care

Annual Report tabled today

The Department’s Annual Report 2012–13 was tabled today to Federal Parliament.

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

National Rental Affordability Scheme – ASIC warning

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) warns consumers about advertisements recommending SMSFs purchase properties through the National Rental Affordability Scheme

Responsibility area: Housing Support

Age Pension

The Age Pension is a social security income support payment made to 2.28 million senior Australians.

Responsibility area: Seniors

Possible NRAS scam alert

Possible scam alert in relation to National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) in South Australia.

Responsibility area: Housing Support

Family Support Program future directions

On 1 August 2013, the Australian Government announced a $1.5 billion commitment to the Family Support Program over four years.

Responsibility area: Families and Children

Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children

On 26 July 2013, the Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon Julie Collins MP, and the Victorian Minister for Community Services, the Hon Mary Wooldridge, MP, announced the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children (the Foundation)

Responsibility area: Women

Volunteer Grants 2013

The Volunteer Grants 2013 successful organisations have been announced.

Responsibility area: Communities and Vulnerable People

Occasional Paper No. 45

Occasional Paper No. 45, The capacity of families to support young Australians: financial transfers from parents, co-residence and youth outcomes, has been released.

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA