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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. 

Selection of beetroot, carrot and cut lemon

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 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.

NDIS Independent Assessments

This week the NDIA released a new Functional Capacity Assessment Framework in line with the Government’s response to the Tune Review.

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! Here is our virtual helping hand, with activities for kids living with disability across Australia. We have all the ideas, from art videos with closed captioning and Auslan interpreting to  STEM learning labs and creative therapy. 

Elderly lady looking out a window

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold the Sydney Hearing 5 to inquire into the funding,  financing and prudential regulation of the aged care system. This hearing will run from 14 - 22 September 2020.

Man in wheelchair next to a sign that says covid normal

The Victorian Government has a plan for how it will reopen and take steps towards COVID Normal. It is called the Roadmap for reopening. It tells you what you can and cannot do when you are out of your home.