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Australian Government

Parliament of Australia


Australian Government

Website links to Australian Government Websites and Entry point for all Australian Commonwealth Government authorised information and services.


Council of Australian Governments

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia. It comprises the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Territory Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). The Prime Minister chairs COAG. The role of COAG is to initiate, develop and monitor the implementation of policy reforms that are of national significance and which require cooperative action by Australian Governments. COAG agreed to the National Quality Framework on 7 December 2009.


Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is responsible for helping to support Australian families and children. The Families and Children section of this website provides detailed information on the various forms of assistance available including programs, services, benefits and payments.


Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of Australian Government service delivery policy and offers a range of social, health and other payments and services. Support is available through Medicare, Centrelink, the Child Support program, CRS Australia and Australian Hearing. You can go directly to the Medicare program or the Centrelink program.


Department of Health and Ageing

The Department of Health and Ageing is responsible for supporting better health and active ageing for all Australians. Information is available on a wide range of conditions and diseases, education and prevention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues and topics relevant to ageing and aged care.


Family Assistance Office

Family Assistance Offices have been set up in Medicare offices and Centrelink Customer Service Centres across the country, offering a range of payments to support families with their work and family responsibilities. It has been set up to give Australian families better access to government services. Instead of going to different agencies to get family assistance, families are able to get all their payments from just one place - the Family Assistance Office. Financial assistance includes the Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Baby Bonus. The Family Assistance Program is the responsibility of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.


Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman provides information and advice about workplace rights and responsibilities for employees, employers and contractors. It is a statutory office created by the Fair Work Act 2009 operating independently of Government. The Ombudsman ensures compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws and has the power to investigate complaints or suspected contraventions of workplace laws, awards and agreements. The services are free to all workers and employers in Australia.


Fair Work Australia

Fair Work Australia is the national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions relating to: the safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions, enterprise bargaining, industrial action, dispute resolution, termination of employment and other workplace matters. Fair Work Australia provides information on cases and decisions and links to workplace laws in Australia.


How to Report Cyber Crime and Online Crime in Australia

ACORN
Australian Cyber Crime Online Reporting Network
Allows you to securely Report or Report Amonymously crimilal incidents involving the Internet and Online Crime in Austraila
This is a national policing initiative from all State and Commonwealth Governments. The website contains information on how to recognise online scams, fraud and identity theft and advice if you are a victim
Make a report HERE

How to Report Spam in Australia

Spam Email:
Email spam can be reported to the Australian Communications Media Authority by forwarding the message to the Spam Intelligence Database at report@submit.spam.acma.gov.au

Important note: When forwarding an email message, do not change the subject line of the message or add additional text. The ACMA will only contact you if it requires further information to assist its anti-spam activities.


Spam SMS
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The ACMA has launched Spam SMS, a service to allows you to quickly and easily report spam SMS

You can forward the SMS suspected spam to 0429 999 888 The dedicated telephone number for Spam SMS. You will be billed the standard rate charged by your mobile phone provider for sending an SMS message.