Greater than $52 million in funding over 4 years will probably be offered to assist the disaster assist service sustain with rising demand.
The service will use the funding to enhance responsiveness and put money into disaster response innovation, surge capability and fashions of care.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the funding will enable Lifeline to reply an additional 176,000 calls or texts from Australians within the subsequent 12 months – just below 4,000 each day.
“The important position that Lifeline performs has by no means been extra evident than in these latest years … Lifeline is lifesaving, and that is why our funding is so necessary,” he stated.
Visiting Lifeline places of work in Sydney, Mr Morrison stated 9 Australians die each day on account of suicide.
“There isn’t a a part of the nation that isn’t touched by psychological well being points, no a part of the nation that isn’t touched by the specter of suicide, suicide ideation – or certainly deaths by suicide.
“It may come and contact anybody on this nation. That’s the reason I’ve made this a vital precedence of the federal government.”
The announcement comes after the federal government on Thursday introduced $260 million within the price range will go in direction of psychological well being assist for younger folks.
In the meantime, the federal government can even present an additional $10 million for its Nationwide Careers Institute partnership grants program.
This system was first funded in final 12 months’s price range and invests in tasks which give ladies extra entry to profession pathways and employment alternatives.
Girls’s Financial Safety Minister Jane Hume says this system will present focused assist, open up new employment alternatives and get extra ladies into work.
Self-funded retirees are being assured their superannuation is protected with the federal government guaranteeing taxes will not be raised if re-elected.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg introduced the 50 per cent discount in minimal drawdown necessities could be prolonged till June 30, 2023.
He stated this would offer higher certainty to retirees over their financial savings.
“At this election, we’re once more saying to retirees: beneath a Morrison authorities there will probably be no elevated superannuation taxes,” he stated.
Round 1.8 million superannuation accounts are topic to the minimal drawdown rule.
An 80-year-old self-funded retiree with $250,000 of their superannuation account on July 1 could be required to attract down seven per cent ($17,500) of the account steadiness over the 2022/23 12 months.
Lowering the minimal drawdown charges by 50 per cent till June 30, 2023, means the self-funded retiree would solely want to attract down 3.5 per cent ($8,750).
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