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Express Plus Centrelink app

You can manage most of your Centrelink information with us using the mobile app.

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Long-term illness and finances

After being diagnosed with a long-term illness, it's important to think about the cost of treatment and support, travel and accommodation costs and childcare. Learn more here.

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Workers' compensation

If you are injured or become ill due to your work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. Check your scheme for the benefits available if you make a claim.

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Neuroblastoma in children

Neuroblastoma is a cancer that affects young children. The outlook for a child will depend on the tumour type, its location and how fast it’s growing.

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Natural disasters

How to prepare for, endure and recover from Australian natural disasters like bushfire, cyclone, flood and tsunami — with links to helpful resources.

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Travelling to your healthcare appointment

If you live remotely, travelling to health appointments can be time-consuming and costly. Get tips on how to reduce travel time and costs.

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Gliomas in children

Glioma is a type of cancer that grows in the brain or spinal cord. Learn more about the types, symptoms and treatment, and where to get support.

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Leukaemia in children

Leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer. Children with leukaemia are usually treated for 2 to 3 years. Read more about childhood leukaemia here.

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Talking to your employer about illness

Discussing illness with your employer varies based on the type of illness, treatment and your condition. Learn about sick leave and your rights.

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Caring for someone with cancer

If you care for someone with cancer, here is some useful information and resources on carer roles and emotional and financial support for you.

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