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04/23/2017 at 06:47. Facebook
We’re living longer, healthier lives than ever before. So, to make sure the Age Pension continues to support those who need it, from 1 July this year, the Age Pension qualification Age will start to increase.

If you were born on or after 1 July 1952 – these changes affect you.

Go to to find out more.
Were living longer healthier lives than ever before So to make sure
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Australian Families
Australian Families
04/22/2017 at 06:44. Facebook
Do you sometimes feel that the stress of parenting is overwhelming?

These five tips from Mindful.org offer ways to mindfully manage common parenting situations.
Do you sometimes feel that the stress of parenting is overwhelming

5 Mindful Tips for Parenting Conundrums - Mindful

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04/21/2017 at 06:42. Facebook
If you’re looking for something easy to feed the kids tonight, try out this healthy spin on a kids classic – homemade fish fingers and minty smashed peas. #fridaynightdinner
If youre looking for something easy to feed the kids tonight try

Homemade Fish Fingers | Family Food | Jamie Oliver

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04/20/2017 at 06:15. Facebook
We want our kids to respect others, and respect themselves.

Carla’s right – as parents, teachers and role models, making small changes to what we say and do can make a big difference to the next generation.

#stopitatthestart #respect
We want our kids to respect others and respect themselves

Stop it at the Start campaign Carla McGrath

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04/19/2017 at 06:43. Facebook
While 870 million people go to bed hungry every night, the world wastes 1.3 billion tonnes of food a year.

If you are wondering how you can avoid food wastage - FoodWise is a great place to start. Save money and learn how to shop smart and use your leftovers!
While 870 million people go to bed hungry every night the world

Cheat Sheets

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04/18/2017 at 06:45. Facebook
The BSWAT Payment Scheme could offer a one-off payment to an eligible Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) employee with an intellectual impairment.

There are lots of reasons why applying is a good idea!
People must register by 30 April 2017, they can apply for a payment at the same time, or later in the year by 30 November 2017, if they need more time.

To find out more, visit or call...
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The BSWAT Payment Scheme could offer a oneoff payment to an eligible
It is totally normal to be nervous about getting a sexual health check. However, this is a routine check that General Practitioners are used to performing – and one which people of all ages, in all walks of life take.

This article from The Conversation has some great info that will help put you at ease about getting a check-up as well as some information that will help you decide whether it...
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It is totally normal to be nervous about getting a sexual health

How to make your next sexual health check less, erm ... awkward

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Happy Easter from Australian Families!

If you’ve run out of hot-cross buns you can try making your own with this recipe from Taste.com.au #hotcrossbuns #happyeaster
Happy Easter from Australian Families If youve run out of hotcross buns

Traditional hot cross buns

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Mindfulness is about being present and aware – of our bodies, emotions and how we relate to others. Practising mindfulness helps us to not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us – something that is really important as parents.

If you want to learn more about Mindfulness - Mindful.org has some great tips for beginners.

It also has interesting articles on how you can...
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Mindfulness is about being present and aware of our bodies emotions and

Mindfulness: Getting Started - Mindful

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Easter isn’t the only religious holiday that occurs at this time of year. Passover is one of the biggest events in the Jewish calendar – this year it runs from the 10th to 18th of April.

This great article from SBS Australia is your quick guide to the origin and traditions of Passover.
Easter isnt the only religious holiday that occurs at this time of

A gentile's guide to Passover

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Have you updated your family income estimate for the 2017-18 financial year?

If you receive Family Tax Benefit or Child Care Benefit it’s your responsibility to provide an accurate income estimate.
Have you updated your family income estimate for the 201718 financial year
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Community organisations that partner with businesses and other organisations can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 to showcase how these partnerships are helping build stronger communities.

$160,000 in Commonwealth Government grants are available to help community organisations demonstrate the power of philanthropic partnerships, particularly during Community and Philanthropy Partnerships...
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Community organisations that partner with businesses and other organisations can now apply

Grants | Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week

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Do you have one child who does well at school and one who doesn’t?

Our children are often good at different things and they should be praised for their skills. It is also important to avoid comparing children with their siblings.

Check out this article from Parenting Ideas on how to accept our children’s strengths and weaknesses and adjust our expectations accordingly.
Do you have one child who does well at school and one who doesn’t

Parenting kids who struggle - Parenting Ideas

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The 2017 Heywire Youth Innovation grants are now open!

Community organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) #heywire #ABC #FRRR
It’s not clear whether certain foods make us less likely to get sick. However, we know that if we maintain a healthy diet and exercise we often feel better.

These foods, aimed at keeping you fighting fit from Jamie Oliver provide some guidance on where we can find certain nutrients in the foods we eat.
Its not clear whether certain foods make us less likely to get

Food to keep you fighting fit - Jamie Oliver | Features

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Workplace bullying is a big issue across Australia – but would you call out inappropriate behaviour if you saw it?

beyondblue has resources that can help you if you are being bullied or equip you with the tools you need to identify and do something if you think someone is being bullied in your workplace.
Workplace bullying is a big issue across Australia but would you call

Taking action on bullying- for employees

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If you love eating seafood but worry about the impact it is having on our oceans - take a look at this guide from SBS Australia. It’s a great way to work out whether your seafood consumption is ethical.
If you love eating seafood but worry about the impact it is

Buy local this Sustainable Seafood Day and help protect our oceans

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The latest trend in philanthropy is collaboration, according to new research released today from the Giving Australia 2016 project.

Thanks to new technology and social media, groups of people motivated by a single cause are now pooling their resources to make a greater difference than they could alone. #GivingAus.

Are you part of a giving circle? Tell us your story!
The latest trend in philanthropy is collaboration according to new research released

Research projects | Community Business Partnership

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Did you know that on average full time working women with children spend 44 hours a week on household duties?

This infographic looks at the everyday challenges women face and the small steps they can take now that can make a big difference later.

Take a look at these money management resources [ Moneysmart.gov.au Link ]
Did you know that on average full time working women with children
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Gordon worked at an Australian Disability Enterprise between 2004 and 2014, and his wages were worked out using the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool. He received a payment through the BSWAT Payment Scheme – and someone you know could get one, too.

Supporters can help people to register for the Scheme by visiting [ Dss.gov.au Link ] or calling 1800 799 515 by 30 April 2017.
Gordon worked at an Australian Disability Enterprise between 2004 and 2014 and