The title pretty much says it. My parents went to Australia and brought me back a calendar. I see those days every other week, throughout the year, but I can't find a good explanation on what they are. Probably because they're just apart of Australian society. So can I get a decent explanation of what those days mean?
TL;DR - they are the days when government support payments are made. They're in the calendar presumably for budgeting purposes.
The most common types of pension payments are age pensions -
The Age Pension is designed to provide income support to older Australians who need it, while encouraging pensioners to maximise their overall incomes. The Age Pension is paid to people who meet age and residency requirements, subject to a means test. Pension rates are indexed to ensure they keep pace with Australian price and wage increases.
... and disability support pensions -
Financial support for people who have a physical, intellectual, or psychiatric condition that stops them from working or who are permanently blind.
Family Payment Day
We provide a range of payments and services that help you look after your children’s education and health care, and any family issues that may come up along the way.