The Department of Social Services helps to support families and children through programs and services and benefits and payments. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations providing services for families. There’s help for household budgets, new parents (Paid Parental Leave and Dad and Partner Pay), young people leaving formal care (through Transition to Independent Living Allowance from 1 January 2014) and more.
The Australian Government announced it is reinforcing the importance of immunisation by strengthening the requirements to receive child care subsidies and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement. Continue Reading