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National strategy for volunteering 2023-2033

Following a rigorous and inspiring 12-month co-design journey, Australia has a new shared agenda for a reimagined future for volunteering. This strategy document, co-created by stakeholders from across the volunteering ecosystem, provides a blueprint for the next ten years that will enable volunteering in Australia...
Discussion paper

The Early Years Strategy: discussion paper

Developing the Early Years Strategy is an opportunity to have a national conversation about what Australians want for young children and their families, and where the government should direct their efforts to achieve these aspirations. This discussion paper supports the submission process and includes questions...

Safe and supported: first action plan 2023-2026

This first action plan of the the national framework for protecting Australia's children represents a commitment from all Australian governments to build stronger futures for children. It was developed in consultation with the National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing.

Safe and supported: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander first action plan 2023-2026

The Safe and Supported: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Action Plan 2023-2026 will focus on achieving safety and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. It was developed in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Group.
Discussion paper

DES quality framework

This discussion paper is part of a broader consultation process to guide the development of a new specialist disability employment services model to replace the current DES program from 1 July 2025.