The Australian Government is investing $4.9 million in specialist support programs for survivors of child sexual abuse.
More than 3.6 million pensioners will receive an increase to their payments from 20 March.
A review released today has found Income Management is changing the lives of vulnerable West Australian families.
Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, have welcomed the results of a survey which shows community support for income management in the Ceduna area of South Australia.
The Australian Government will establish a payment scheme for supported employees with intellectual disability in Australian Disability Enterprises who previously had their wages assessed under the Business Service Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT).
The Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews has announced almost one million students, young jobseekers, carers and young people with a disability will receive increases in their payments starting on 1 January 2014.
The Australian Government is providing $6.1 million to help keep seniors stay connected to their family, friends and communities across the festive season.
The Federal Government has introduced legislation into the House of Representatives to reduce paperwork and red tape for business under the Paid Parental Leave scheme.
The Australian Government will continue income management as part of Cape York Welfare Reform in the four participating communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge for another two years.
Ten journalists have been recognised for their insightful portrayals of the lives of older Australians at a national awards ceremony in Brisbane.