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- Quarterly Child Care Rebate payments are starting
- Family Tax Benefit Part A will stop for some young people
- New rules may help you access parental leave payments
- Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement now available
- We will be closed over Easter and Anzac Day
- Help for farmers and their families
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If you get Child Care Rebate quarterly, your payment for January–March is on its way.
From 1 May, Family Tax Benefit will no longer be paid for young people aged 16–17 who have completed secondary study.
New rules may make it easier to get Parental Leave Pay or Dad and Partner Pay when you have children close together.
Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement are available if your child is born or adopted on or after 1 March 2014.
We will be closed over Easter and Anzac Day. Your reporting and/or payment dates may be affected over this time.
Are you a farmer who needs financial assistance or is currently receiving the Transitional Farm Family Payment?
Important update about the Schoolkids Bonus
As Parliament is yet to pass the legislation to end the Schoolkids Bonus, the January 2014 instalment has now been paid to eligible families and students. Payment of future instalments of the Schoolkids Bonus, including for July 2014, will depend on when the legislation is passed by Parliament. If you claim Family Tax Benefit as a lump sum at the end of the financial year, you will be paid the Schoolkids Bonus, if you're eligible, after we assess your claim and after your income has been confirmed. Read more about this important update