Feature Stories

This page lists the stories that have been published on the website home page as Features.

Nanny Pilot Programme

The draft guidelines for the Nanny Pilot Programme are now available for comment.
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Child Care Assistance Package consultation now open

You are invited to provide feedback on the Government’s new Child Care Assistance Package.
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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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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

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

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

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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My Aged Care

The My Aged Care website and contact centre is making it even easier to navigate the aged care system, with the introduction of central client records and information portals for service providers, assessors and clients.
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2014 National Disability Awards winners announced

Ten outstanding individuals and organisations have been recognised at the 2014 National Disability Awards.
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Experts unite for carers

This week Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield announced the establishment of a new Expert Advisory Group to inform development of the national carer gateway.
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