Department of Social Services (Australia)


Cashless Debit Card baseline data collection in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay Region: qualitative findings

This report details the findings from a study examining Cashless Debit Card (CDC) use in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay Region. Following a comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategy, in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with 74 stakeholder representatives and 66 CDC participants across the Bundaberg and Hervey...

National Consumer Protection Framework for Online Wagering: baseline study - final report

The aim of this study was to establish base levels of online wagering involvement, the prevalence of risky gambling behaviour, and levels of online wagering consumer harm, ahead of the full implementation of the National Framework. The baseline study sets a benchmark to inform future...

The countervailing power: review of the coordination and funding for financial counselling services across Australia

This review report notes the benefits of financial counselling to the community, including early intervention and prevention of further financial hardship, advocacy support, and referral to other services for complex issues. It also highlights the challenges faced by the financial counselling sector.

Cashless debit card baseline data collection in the Goldfields region: qualitative findings

The Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioned the Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre (FES) to undertake the independent collection of baseline data from trial participants and other relevant stakeholders to allow an assessment of the conditions within the Goldfields around the time of...

Fourth action plan: National plan to reduce violence against women and their children 2010-2022

This fourth COAG action plan sets out an ambitious agenda to achieve change and reduce domestic, family and sexual violence against women and children across five priority areas. It is written for governments, policy makers and community sector organisations, and provides an overview of the...