Department of Social Services (Australia)

Owning Institution
Government of Australia

Research report

27 Nov 2017

This report provides a quick and easy reference for policy makers and service providers needing evidence to inform their work. It provides a detailed description of migration experiences, settlement experiences and socio-economic characteristics of a large group of humanitarian migrants.


16 Nov 2017

This study sought to identify what is currently known about the occurrence of restrictions in Australian licensed online wagering operators and the impact of these on consumers’ behaviour.

Discussion paper

2 Nov 2017

The paper provides an opportunity for currently funded Settlement Grant providers and other key stakeholders to provide views and ideas on the proposed changes to program settings prior to the next funding round.


1 Sep 2017

This report presents the final findings of the evaluation into the trial of a Cashless Debit Card (CDC) for income support payments (ISPs) in two remote communities.


12 Jul 2017

This research draws on the experience of collective giving groups located across Australia and includes perspectives of organisations that host giving groups as well as charities which received grants from the giving groups.

Briefing paper

14 Jun 2017

This industry information paper has been released to inform the Disability Employment Services sector and interested parties of key program changes and new provider arrangements to take effect from 1 July 2018.


17 Mar 2017


Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world.

We are as old as our First Australians, the oldest continuing human culture on earth, who have cared for this country for more than 50,000 years.

And we are as...


14 Mar 2017

With support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), and developed in close consultation with local community leaders, local and state government agencies and other Australian Government agencies, the Department of Social Services (DSS) is conducting a 12-month trial of a Cashless...


8 Mar 2017

The Australian Government is undertaking a Cashless Debit Card Trial (CDCT) to deliver and manage income support payments (ISPs), with the aim of reducing levels of community harm related to alcohol consumption, drug use and gambling.

In the CDCT, a proportion of an individual’s...

Research report

16 Aug 2016

The Department of Social Services has commissioned research aimed at improving the knowledge base about giving and volunteering patterns and trends to support evidence-based policy development.

DSS, on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, recently commissioned a research report to better understand...

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