Feature Stories

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

Cashless Debit Card rollout in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region

The rollout of the Cashless Debit Card in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region in Queensland has begun and will be rolled out over the next few months.
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National Consumer Protection Framework for Online Wagering

Australia’s first-ever National Framework for Protecting Australians from online wagering harm has been announced.
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The Department of Social Services Annual Report 2017–18

The department’s Annual Report is now available online.
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National Redress Scheme now open

The National Redress Scheme is providing support to those who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
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Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission

On 13 June 2018, the Australian Government released its response to the Royal Commission, including the establishment of the National Office for Child Safety within the Department of Social Services.
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Budget 2018

The 2018-19 Budget was released on 8 May 2018, 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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New services for carers announced

On 5 March 2018, Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan announced an additional $85.6 million to fund new supports and services to benefit Australia’s unpaid carers.
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BNLA Wave 3 Report & Wave 4 Update available

Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants is a long term project researching how humanitarian migrants settle into life in Australia.
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Try, Test and Learn Fund – Tranche two now open!

Find out how you can submit a proposal for the second tranche of the Try, Test and Learn Fund.
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Discover how being online can enrich your life

Be Connected is a new, free program for older Australians to help them increase their online confidence and skills, and realise the benefits of going online.
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