News & events

2013-14 Budget

Information about the Portfolio and Indigenous Budget Statements 2013-14

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

Supporting people with mental illness in Bendigo

People with severe mental illness in Bendigo and the Goldfields region will have greater access to support services and other practical assistance close to home thanks to a $1.5 million investment in St Luke’s Anglicare.

Responsibility area: Mental Health

Occasional Paper No. 47

Occasional Paper No. 47, Young carers in receipt of Carer Payment and Carer Allowance 2001 to 2006: characteristics, experiences and post-care outcomes, has been released.

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

Occasional Paper No. 41

Occasional Paper No. 41, Responses to financial stress at life transition points, has been released

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

Family Mental Health Support Services – Call for Applications Open

Community organisations across Australia can apply for Australian Government funding to establish New Family Mental Health Support Services (New FMHSS) to provide early intervention and intensive support to vulnerable children and young people at risk of

Responsibility area: Mental Health

Addressing Indigenous Disadvantage

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has today delivered the latest report card on the progress made to meet the Closing the Gap targets, which are focused on eliminating Indigenous disadvantage.

Responsibility area: Indigenous Australians

Two new approved money management courses

The Financial Wellbeing Course and Employment and Life Skills: Managing Money have been added to the list of approved money management courses.

Responsibility area: Indigenous Australians

Social Housing Initiative Review

An independent review of the Social Housing Initiative was undertaken by KPMG in late 2012 and the report on the review has been released.

Responsibility area: Housing Support

National Gambling Reform Acts 2012

On 29 November 2012, Federal Parliament passed gambling reform legislation that will see the most significant and far reaching national reforms put in place to reduce the harm from poker machines.

Responsibility area: Communities and Vulnerable People

New Broadband for Seniors website – now live!

The new Broadband for Seniors website will now make it easier for older Australians to learn how to use the internet and access the many social and economic benefits of connecting online.

Responsibility area: Seniors

Personal Helpers and Mentors – Call for Applications Open

Community organisations across Australia can apply for Australian Government funding to employ new workers to support people with mental illness, including helping those on income support find and keep a job.

Responsibility area: Mental Health

Launch of disability connect

diSAbility connect is a new portal for parents and carers of children and young people with disability living in South Australia.

Responsibility area: Disability and Carers

House passes legislation to lock-in historic equal pay rises

The House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation that ensures the Australian Government’s $2.8 billion share of the equal pay increases awarded by Fair Work Australia to social and community services sector workers is secure

Responsibility area: Grants and Funding