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National Centre for Longitudinal Data

National Centre for Longitudinal Data

Evidence is the cornerstone of all we aim to achieve at the Department of Social Services. One of our knowledge hubs is the National Centre for Longitudinal Data.
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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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Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages

For older people with more complex care needs, Home Care Packages now offer more choice and flexibility over services they might need to remain independent within their homes and communities.
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Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

From 1 July 2015, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme brings together the Commonwealth Home and Community Care, National Respite for Carers, Day Therapy Centres and Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged programs.
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2015 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)

An Invitation to Apply for 10,940 residential places, 6,045 home care places and up to $67 million in capital grants appeared in major metropolitan and leading regional newspapers on Saturday 15 August 2015.
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