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Too smart to be scammed?

It’s Scams Awareness Week. Here are some ways you can protect your identity and avoid getting scammed.

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We have started balancing your family assistance payments

We have information about how we balance payments available in different languages.

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New to Child Support?

We can help you get started

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If you get Child Care Subsidy (CCS) it’s time to take action

You need to confirm your income details for 2018-19 so we can start balancing your CCS from 29 July 2019.

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Do you know about changes to lifetime income streams?

New means test rules for lifetime income streams came into effect on 1 July 2019.

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Changes to the deeming rates

The deeming rates we use to assess your income are being lowered.

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Share house rules

From money to the menu, here are 5 simple rules to help you achieve share house bliss.

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Your 2018-19 Centrelink payment summary is now available

You can use our online services to get a copy of your payment summary. If you use ATO’s myTax, it’s prefilled for you.

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Has your child had a health check?

If they don’t have one before they turn 5, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate will reduce.

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We’ve improved our website design

To help give you a better website experience we’ve refreshed our design.

Energy Assistance Payments will be paid in June 2019

If you were getting an eligible payment on 2 April 2019, we’ll pay you an Energy Assistance Payment by 30 June 2019.

Medicare gets a refresh

We’ve improved our site to make it better for you. Let us know what you think.

Don’t fall for a scam

Know how to pick fake emails, fake text messages and fake websites.

Stay safe from being hacked. Use strong passwords

It’s not too late to start making strong passwords a good habit.

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