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Department of Social Services (Australia)

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DSS

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Briefing paper

14 Jun 2017

In the 2017 Federal Budget, the Government reaffirmed its commitment to improving employment outcomes for people with disability and announced changes to the Disability Employment Services (DES) program.

The changes aim to better meet the needs of participants with disability, injury or...

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17 Mar 2017

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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 young as the baby in...

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Research report

02 May 2016

This report reflects key insights provided by participants at the roundtable as a platform for action by governments, business, communities and individuals.  It also provides input to the Council of Australian Government’s agenda to reduce violence against women and their children.

The...

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24 Nov 2015

There is strong community support for the cessation of extreme violence against women. A significant barrier to achieving this change is low recognition of the heart of the issue and where it begins. There is a clear link between violence towards women, and attitudes of disrespect and gender...

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Research report

07 Sep 2015

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 (the National Plan) is a 12-year strategy that aims to make a significant and sustained reduction in violence against women and their children. Under the Second Action Plan 2013–2016: Moving Ahead (the Second Action...

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26 Feb 2015

Overview: Footprints in Time is the name given to the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children, an initiative of the Australian Government. It is the most comprehensive source of longitudinal information on early childhood development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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Research report

25 Feb 2015

This review’s purpose was to identify how to make Australia’s welfare system fairer, more effective, coherent and sustainable and encourage people to work.

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The review, which was led by Patrick McClure AO, provides a comprehensive analysis and set of...

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Research report

28 Jan 2015

Introduction: This monthly publication presents statistical information for the various types of labour market payments delivered by Centrelink on behalf of the Department of Social Services.

This covers Newstart Allowance and Youth Allowance (other) in some detail and to...

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Research report

20 Aug 2007

This report describes key findings from the department’s third Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia – LSIA 3. The LSIA 3 is a survey of approximately 10 000 Primary Applicants from the Family and Skill stream who either: arrived in Australia between December 2004 and March 2005; or...

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Evaluation

01 Sep 2017

With support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and the Department of Human Services (DHS), and developed in close consultation with local community leaders, local and state government agencies and other Australian Government agencies, the Department of Social...

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Report

12 Jul 2017

The Department of Social Services (DSS), on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, commissioned Creative Partnerships Australia to undertake research to develop a better understanding of collective giving in...

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Briefing paper

14 Jun 2017

In the 2017 Federal Budget, the Government reaffirmed its commitment to improving employment outcomes for people with disability and announced changes to the Disability Employment Services (DES) program.

The changes aim to better meet the needs of participants with disability, injury or...

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Strategy

17 Mar 2017

Foreword

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 young as the baby in...

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Evaluation

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...

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08 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 ISP is...

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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...

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Research report

20 Jul 2016

Commenced in 2001, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households. The study is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS; previously Families, Housing, Community...

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Research report

02 May 2016

This report reflects key insights provided by participants at the roundtable as a platform for action by governments, business, communities and individuals.  It also provides input to the Council of Australian Government’s agenda to reduce violence against women and their children.

The...

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15 Mar 2016

This report for the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services is volume 3 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter groups in...

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