News & events

Mental health boost for young people and their families

The Australian Government is investing more than $9.7 million for new family mental health services in 11 communities across Australia. These funds will help children and young people get a good start in life.

Responsibility area: Disability and Carers

Release of Statistical Paper no. 10

Statistical Paper no. 10: Income support customers: a statistical overview 2011 has been released.

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

Occasional Paper No. 40 has been released

This report from the Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia explores current delivery frameworks for problem gambling services, and identifies appropriate approaches to addressing problem gambling in Indigenous communities.

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

Update on Williams case

On 20 June 2012 the High Court of Australia announced its decision in the Williams case, regarding the Commonwealth funded National School Chaplaincy Program.

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

Child Aware Approaches successful organisations

The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, and the Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins, recently announced the recipients of the Child Aware Approaches grants.

Responsibility area: Families and Children

Case Based Funding Pricing Review

National Disability Services asked the Australian Government to review the current case based funding (CBF) pricing model.

Responsibility area: Disability and Carers

Eddie Mabo, the man behind Mabo Day

On 3 June 2012, Australians will commemorate Mabo Day, marking the twentieth anniversary of the historic Mabo decision.

Responsibility area: Indigenous Australians

Young Carer Festivals

A series of festivals for young carers will be held around the country on Sunday 24 June.

Responsibility area: Disability and Carers

Transition to Retirement Pilot

The Transition to Retirement evaluation report is now available.

Responsibility area: Disability and Carers

Budget 2012-13

Portfolio Statements and Publications released as part of the Federal Budget 2012-13.

Responsibility area: About FaHCSIA

50:50 Vision – Councils for Gender Equity

On 19 April 2012, the Minister for the Status of Women announced a $250,000 funding boost to increase women’s participation in local governments.

Responsibility area: Women