Department of Human Services (Australia)

Owning Institution
Government of Australia


14 Oct 2017

This review report identifies options to improve the security of Medicare card numbers within the Department of Human Services' HPOS system, while continuing to support access to health services without unnecessarily increasing the administrative workload faced by health professionals.


5 May 2016

The Youth Employment Package aims to give young job seekers under 25 years of age the employability skills and real work experience they need to get a job.

The package will boost young people’s job prospects by helping them be better prepared for the...

Research report

14 Nov 2012

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department) partnered with the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) to test a way of engaging and collaborating with the community and stakeholders.

The Co-Design Community Engagement prototype was a research project to test and gather information...

Research report

23 Aug 2012

People with complex needs may have to negotiate several issues in their life, such as physical or mental illness, substance abuse and disability. They may be living in deprived circumstances and lack access to suitable housing, employment or meaningful daily activities.

Each individual with...


30 Jun 2012

The Specialist Practice Resources are a valuable tool for practitioners, but do not replace the Child Protection Practice Manual, which is a step-by-step operational tool to help with day-to-day procedures. They have been designed as a useful guide to help practitioners deal with the particularly...

Research report

27 Jun 2012

The best interests case practice model provides a foundation for working with adolescents and their families, whilst touching on areas such as social media, home life and cultural differences.

Specialist practice resources provide additional guidance on: information gathering, analysis and planning; action; and reviewing...

Discussion paper

30 Apr 2012

On 30 April, the Victorian Government began an extensive consultation process on the future of social housing in Victoria, as part of its commitment to develop a new housing framework better suited to our communities’ needs.

To assist with considering the complex issues involved,...


31 Aug 2010

The Victorian Government recognises that some young people require particular support and intervention to do well in life. This is ideally provided early in life and early in the occurrence of a problem. However, the current service system is complex and difficult for...

Research report

18 Sep 2009

The purpose of this discussion paper is to invite comment from industry on innovative ways of delivering government payments and collecting and sharing required information such as customer income details.

Each year the Australian Government delivers more than $100 billion in payments through the...

Research report

18 Oct 2008

This policy statement articulates the Brumby Government's commitment to preventing and reducing harm associated with alcohol misuse in Victoria. It identifies both specific immediate actions to be undertaken and establishes a long-term framework for change that will focus action across government, stakeholders and the wider...

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