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The Parents guide to child support now in other languages

The Child Support Agency (CSA) is committed to supporting separated families from all cultural backgrounds. The Parents Guide to Child Support, the CSA’s flagship publication, is now available online in Vietnamese, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese and Spanish. This useful resource assists separated parents to better understand their rights and responsibilities and the services available to them following separation. It includes information on calculating child support payments, support services and much more.

The Child Support Agency offers a range of other support products in languages other than English, such as the popular Me and my… booklet series, which covers: parenting from a distance, practical money ideas, forming a workable relationship with your ex, and taking care of yourself after separation.

For more information or to download a translated version of The Parents Guide to Child Support, or any of our other publications, visit www.csa.gov.au.


Interpreting Services are Available at Pharmacies

Did you know that free telephone interpreting services are available at pharmacies? The service is provided through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National).

TIS National provides telephone interpreting services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and has interpreters speaking more than 160 languages and dialects.

More information about the service is available here.


Baby bonus & maternity immunisation allowance

The Australian Government offers a range of payments through the Family Assistance Office to support families. There are two forms of assistance when you have a newborn baby or adopt a child:

source: Centerlink


Breastfeeding: Best for Babies and Mothers

Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby. Although breastfeeding is easy
once you get used to it, it may take a few weeks to establish. Most problems with
breastfeeding can be overcome (read more...).

source: NSW Health

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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration (MD) is an eye disease, which causes permanent loss of
central vision. The macula is a tiny central part of the retina at the back of the eye,
which is responsible for central vision (including fine detail vision and colour perception) (read more...).

source: Sydney Hospital & Sydney Eye Hospital & NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

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