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Dementia Awareness Month – Panel discussion

September is Dementia Awareness Month and the Department of Human Services has been working closely with Dementia Australia to share information to help families start a conversation about dementia.

We did a callout for questions on social media and filmed a panel Q&A with Dementia Australia’s Dr Kaele Stokes and one of our Financial Information Service officers, Justin Bott.

The panel discussion touched on issues including pension rates, downsizing, younger onset dementia and where to go for more information and support.

Watch the full discussion below.

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19 July 2018 – Correction – Nine News Perth – Child Care Subsidy report

Reporting on Nine News Perth on 17 July 2018 incorrectly claimed there was a “glitch” with the new Child Care Subsidy system and parents did not know when they would receive subsidies.

The Department of Human Services provided information directly refuting these claims prior to broadcast, specifically:

  • There have been no systemic issues with the new system, which has been fully operational since 2 July.
  • To claim otherwise does not reflect the experience of the more than one million families who have successfully transitioned over to the new system.
  • The first payments were released to child care providers on Wednesday 11 July, on schedule.