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2015-16 Budget

Budget 2015

The 2015-16 Budget was released on 12 May 2015, to find out more visit our dedicated Budget webpage. You’ll find media releases, fact sheets, the Portfolio Budget Statement, as well as a range of other information.
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Pension increase from 20 March

Pension increase from 20 March

As of Friday 20 March, Australian pensions increased. This includes increases to the base pension and the pension supplement. These were driven by the increase in the Consumer Price Index of 0.7 per cent over the six months ending December 2014.
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'Let's talk about changes to aged care' videos

As part of the 'Let's talk about changes to aged care' campaign, there is a series of videos available for you to view. The videos present real life stories and experiences of older people and carers in residential and home care.
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Let's talk about changes to aged care

“Let’s talk about changes to aged care…”

Changes to aged care start from 1 July and will give you more choice, more control, and more of the services you might need to help you stay in your own home for longer and remain independent.
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Early Childhood Safety Net

The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Minister for Social Services, today announced the Early Childhood Safety Net as the second tranche of changes to the child care system.
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