The Department of Human Services Healthy Start for School initiative encourages parents to ensure their child has a health check before they commence school.Continue reading Health checks to Close the Gap for Indigenous children
Thousands of families are running out of time to claim government assistance for the 2017-18 financial year.Continue reading Crunch time for family payments
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during March 2019.Continue reading March 2019 Update #DHSTV
As families across the country head back to school, the Department of Human Services is reminding those receiving family payments to be prepared for the year ahead.Continue reading Important back to school reminders for families
The to-do-list for parents of children starting early childhood education is a long one. There are new routines to learn, lunchboxes to pack and immunisations to organise.
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during October 2018. Continue reading October 2018 Update #DHSTV
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.
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.
There are now less than three weeks left for families to confirm their income for the 2016-17 financial year.
Continue reading Families urged to act now as deadline looms
From 2 July 2018, Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy will replace the current child care payments. Listen to find out what these changes mean for you.