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The National Debt Helpline provides free, confidential and independent financial counselling for any Australian who is experiencing financial difficulty.

Australian 50, 100, 20, 10 and 5 dollar notes

The COVID crisis has had a massive impact on our economy. IDEAS have put together a series of articles to help you to manage your money in these challenging times.

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

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As the weather warms up and the last vestiges of winter are cast aside, thoughts turn to cool, fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Jess our Lead at Corporate and Executive Services, has garnered together a selection to try.

Senior woman working in her garden

Emerging from a cold dreary winter into the warmth of spring days entices people to think of their garden and what might be good to occupy the longer spring and summer days. 

A young woman sitting at a table writing, with the forest behind her

There are a number of writing competitions currently inviting writers and poets to enter their work. They are the Heywire Writing Competition and the Peter Porter Poetry Prize.

A mature Aboriginal couple sit at a table. In front of them is a laptop, they are both smiling/ laughing at something on the screen. A cup of sits to the left of the woman.

If you are looking for easy ways to share about Coronavirus (COVID-19) with your mob, there are resources to help you. Animated videos, Auslan Video, official posters, brochures and downloads can help you share the message to stay safe.

A boy sits with a chess board and ipad in front of him. A bowl of chips is to the side. On the ipad is a friend he is playing against, who also has a chessboard that we can see in the picture.

Spring has sprung! That means School Holidays will be here soon! Here is our virtual helping hand, with activities for kids living with disability across Australia. 

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The Victorian Government has shared the latest 'Roadmap' on how it will reopen and take steps towards COVID-19 normal.

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This article originally appeared in "The Conversation". Key restrictions by State and territory in Australia regarding COVID-19 as at 2 September 2020. IDEAS has added a read speaker accessible version of the restriction information.