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Open for ideas: Try, Test and Learn Fund

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.

Indexation increases for recipients of youth and student payments

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.

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ACOSS National Conference 2016

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National Carer Awards

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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