$200 counselling voucher for newlyweds

The Federal Government will give all newlyweds a $200 marriage counselling voucher as of July 1. The initiative is part of the Government's $20 million trial to strengthen relationships and avoid family breakdowns.

The Federal Government believes it will strengthen relationships, create more happiness and stability in the home and create a better environment for children.

The main focus is for couples who are married or intending to marry but people who are in a committed relationship including same-sex couples will also be eligible.

The trial will be evaluated after a year.