Feature Stories

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

Budget 2016

The 2016-17 Budget was released on 3 May 2016, to find out more visit our dedicated Budget webpage. You’ll find media releases, fact sheets and the Portfolio Budget Statement.
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National campaign to reduce violence against women launched

$30 million national campaign designed to help break the cycle of violence against women and their children.
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Government responds to Illegal Offshore Wagering Report

The Commonwealth Government has released its response to the Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering supporting 18 of its 19 recommendations.
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Two reviews of the Transition to Independent Living Allowance published

The Department has published the 2011 Review of the TILA Program and the 2015 Review of the Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA): An analysis of the 1 January 2014 reforms to TILA.
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“Let’s talk about changes to aged care…”

Changes to aged care started on 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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Longitudinal data provides robust evidence for Indigenous policy

Evidence from the Department of Social Services’ Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children was used in the eighth Closing the Gap Report to illustrate the influence health has on educational participation and attainment.
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Carer Gateway launched to help carers

On 14 December 2015, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Alan Tudge announced the commencement of a new service to assist carers.
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We invite you to explore the new Data Exchange website

You will find essential information on the Data Exchange, including “Notifications”, “Latest Updates” and “Top 5 Resources”. There is also a brand new animated video.
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Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

Communities across Australia will celebrate the abilities and achievements of people with disability on 3 December for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).
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