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Caretake arrangements

Caretaker arrangements

In the period preceding an election, the Australian Government assumes a caretaker role.
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Are you pregnant or raising a child under two?

The Australian Government is trialling a free text messaging service in for parents and carers in Ipswich, Rockhampton and Toowoomba.
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Budget 2019-20

Budget 2019

The 2019-20 Budget was released on 2 April 2019, to find out more visit our dedicated Budget webpage. You’ll find a media release, fact sheets and the Portfolio Budget Statement.
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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Royal Commission announced

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, has announced the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
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