Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
- Minister for Families and Social Services
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Morrison Government Commits Record $9B to Social Security Safety Net
The Morrison Government is enhancing our social security safety net by increasing support for unemployed Australians while strengthening their obligations to search for work.
Supporting Victoria through COVID-19
The Morrison Government will lift mutual obligation requirements for job seekers in Victoria from today 12 February 2021 to Monday 22 February 2021 inclusive.
Lifting Mutual Obligation Requirements for Bushfire Affected Areas in Western Australia
The Australian Government will continue to support Western Australian communities devastated by bushfires, as they look to rebuild and recover.
Supporting Western Australia through COVID-19
The Morrison Government will lift mutual obligation requirements for job seekers in the Perth Metropolitan, Peel and South West regions from today 1 February 2021 to Tuesday 9 February 2021.
Mutual obligation requirements return for Victorian job seekers
The Morrison Government will introduce a further step in the gradual return to mutual obligation arrangements for job seekers residing in, or serviced by, a provider in Victoria from 23 November…
Mutual obligation requirements return for job seekers
The Morrison Government will introduce a further step in the gradual return to mutual obligation arrangements for all job seekers from 28 September 2020, with the exception of Victoria where…
Supporting Victorians through the Coronavirus pandemic
Enhanced support and expanded access to Australia’s social security system remains in place to support Victorians as the state continues to grapple with COVID-19.
Gradual return of mutual obligations requirements
As the economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, the Australian Government continues on the path of a gradual reintroduction of mutual obligation requirements for job seekers.
Gradual return of mutual obligation requirements
As steps are taken to re-open the Australian economy, mutual obligation requirements for job seekers will re-commence, in a limited capacity, from Tuesday 9 June 2020.
COVID-19 Mutual Obligation arrangements – further extension of suspension and assistance to job seekers
The lifting of mutual obligations will continue until 22 May 2020 as a result of the impact of COVID-19.
COVID-19 - Mutual Obligations arrangements extended
The Morrison Government will continue the suspension of mutual obligation until 27 April 2020 to support job seekers through this difficult period.
Supporting sole traders through the effects of Coronavirus
The Morrison Government has expanded the eligibility criteria for JobSeeker Payment to support sole traders and Australians who are self-employed if their income is negatively affected by the econo