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A national programme which helps parents and carers be their child’s first – and best - teacher has begun in the electorate of Chifley today.

As the new school year kicks off the Department of Human Services is making it simpler than ever for parents to access their child’s immunisation history.

Sweeping plains, bushfires, droughts and flooding rains – the Department of Human Services’ two Mobile Service Centres have seen it all as they have traversed rural and regional Australia.

The Australian Government is helping senior citizens to stay connected to their families, friends and communities over the summer holidays, providing more than $9,000 in funding and IT equipment for seniors’ broadband kiosks in the electorate of Greenway.

The Department of Human Services will relocate its disaster recovery outreach to Mundaring today, to ensure all those severely affected by the Perth Hills bushfires have the opportunity to claim assistance payments.

Residents affected by the devastating Perth Hills bushfires can still access Australian Government recovery assistance this weekend.

Quarterly Child Care Rebate payments will start to hit the bank accounts of nearly 285,000 eligible parents from Wednesday.

Senator Marise Payne has reminded Western Sydney householders about their rights when door-to-door salespeople knock on their door, following a win by the ACCC in the High Court.