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Innovative ideas that help move people from welfare to work will be funded by the Turnbull Government, with the opening of the $96 million Try, Test and Learn Fund on Friday.
The Australian Government is today announcing a commitment of over $3 million to support children, young people and their families affected by the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory (the Royal Commission).
About one million welfare recipients will benefit from an increase to their payments from 1 January 2017. Minister for Social services, Christian Porter, said the increase reflected the one per cent rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the 12 months to June 2016. "People receiving Austudy, Youth Allowance, Carer Allowance and younger people on the Disability Support Pension will receive the increase in their payments from January," the Minister said.
It is important audiences such as that assembled here come together to discuss theory and practice designed to improve social policy outcomes for individual Australians.
For the first time in history through the Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare, we have a clear, transparent and detailed profile of the welfare system.
Today we are recognising and celebrating this great contribution by Australians of all ages who are easing the daily lives of other Australians across the country.
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