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No-interest loans are available through some government programs and charities to help people on low incomes get by in times of financial hardship. 

Video call with a doctor

Over the last year, Telehealth has changed the way health care is delivered. You can now talk to your GP or other health professionals from the comfort of your own home, without spending hours in the waiting room.

A woman in a car with a medical mask is about to have a covid -19 test. A person off camera is holding a swab and container.

IDEAS has put together information on COVID-19 testing, locations, what to expect, where to find testing centres, how long results take and how to get help about access needs at testing clinics.

 

 

Disability Gateway 1800643 787

Do you have a question about Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Do you need help because things have changed?

Contact the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787. 

The image in black and white, is of a young girl, who covers her face with her arms, Concept photo of family violence.

Highlighted since the start of COVID-19, concerns about domestic and family violence have grown. This article has telephone contacts, Apps and web resources to help you or someone you know who is vulnerable to domestic or family violence.

A young woman is watching something on a device.

The Australian Health Department has released videos in Auslan about the COVID-19 Vaccines. We share the resources and links.

Changes to JobKeeper & JobSeeker. IDEAS logo. Centrelink logo. Man in wheelchair.

The Government is ending the JobKeeper payment and Coronavirus supplement and making changes to JobSeeker. Mutual Obligations for JobSeeker and other income support recipients now also apply. 

A view of a computer screen, set up for a video conference, with different ethnicity and age people engaged in group videocall.

An increase in online meet-ups has some people wondering what the "rules" are. Are they the same as a face-to-face meeting? Here we discuss what makes best practice whether you are a meeting attendee or organiser, some tips on holding an inclusive meeting and communicating clearly.

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If you are unemployed and receiving a payment from Centrelink, there are things you need to do to keep getting your payments and to improve your chances of finding work.

An image of a pantry shelf. Items like beans, nuts, lentils, rice, and pasta are stored in glass jars.

Shopping your own pantry can be a way to save on your grocery budget. So many pantry staples have multiples uses, and it is easy to forget their versatility. We bring you ideas on ways to use those often overlooked extras and already in the cupboard.