News & events

National Carer Strategy

The Australian Government has released the National Carer Strategy and its companion document, the National Carer Strategy Evidence Base

Responsibility area: Disability and Carers

FaHCSIA Facts and Figures October 2011

Facts and Figures October 2011, containing basic statistical information about the department’s programs and demographic information, has been released.

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

Supporting Families with Teenagers

Family Tax Benefit Part A is increasing from 1 January 2012 for families with full time secondary students aged 16-19. Pre-claiming is available from October for eligible families who wish to receive this payment.

Responsibility area: Families and Children

Supporting Families with Teenagers

Family Tax Benefit Part A is increasing from 1 January 2012 for families with full time secondary students aged 16-19. Pre-claiming is available from October for eligible families who wish to receive this payment.

Responsibility area: Families and Children

Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund

The Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund (SAIF) is providing $60 million over three years to build up to 150 innovative, community-based supported accommodation places for people with disability.

Responsibility area: Disability and Carers

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day 2011

Responsibility area: Women

Volunteer Grants 2011

Successful organisations have been announced.

Responsibility area: Communities and Vulnerable People

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Australian Government has released the Productivity Commission’s report into long-term care and support for Australians with disability.

Responsibility area: Disability and Carers

Asbestos Management Review Issues Paper

The Asbestos Management Review has released an Issues Paper and is seeking information and views on asbestos management and awareness in Australia.

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

Review of Carer Allowance (child) and Type 1 Diabetes

On 15 April 2011 the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Jenny Macklin MP asked her Department to conduct an urgent review of Carer Allowance (child) and Type 1 Diabetes.

Responsibility area: Disability and Carers

Revised DSP impairment tables

From 1 January 2012 revised impairment tables will be used to assess people’s eligibility for the Disability Support Pension

Responsibility area: Disability and Carers