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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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Western Sydney electorate of Chifley will benefit from early next year when their parents and carers receive extra Australian Government support to be their child’s first - and best - teacher.

Minister for Human Services, Senator Marise Payne, today made her first official visit to Penrith Centrelink and Medicare branches, meeting staff and outlining the Department’s plans to improve efficiency and customer service.