Feature Stories

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

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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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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“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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My Aged Care

My Aged Care is a clear path to aged care information and services. Visit www.myagedcare.gov.au or call 1800 200 422
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Reducing violence against women is everybody’s business

Starting the discussion, speaking up and taking action are ways that we can all contribute to reducing violence against women and their children.
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Celebrating excellence at Australian Disability Enterprises

Australian Disability Enterprises congratulated for best practice and innovation.
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