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Unified mental health program for children in works

The federal government plans to consolidate mental health programs for children. The government made the announcement in its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. The program will lead to a “single, integrated, end-to-end, school-based mental health ...

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Grandparent carers to get childcare funding

Grandparents who are the primary carers for their grandchildren will have access to subsidised childcare under the new Child Care Safety Net funded by the Turnbull Government. The new Jobs for Families childcare package will support an estimated 3900 grandparents who care ...

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SA joins national partnership to fund preschools

Across South Australia, 4-year-olds will now be guaranteed time at preschool for the next two years, after the state joined a Commonwealth agreement. In May, the federal government allocated $840 million to fund two more years of universal access guaranteeing all 4-year-olds across Australia up ...

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