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Try, Test and Learn Fund

The first cycle of the Try, Test and Learn Fund is open from 9 December 2016 to 24 February 2017.
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Helping refugees

Watch and read personal stories from refugees and find out how you can help our newest arrivals build their lives in Australia.
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DSS Annual Report

DSS Annual Report 2015–16 is now available online.
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The million dollar challenge for SMEs – applications now open

The million dollar challenge for SMEs – applications now open

DSS is working with challenge partners and SMEs to find innovative solutions to policy and service delivery challenges.
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National Settlement Framework

The National Settlement Framework is a high level structural blueprint for Commonwealth, State and Territory and Local Government, to work in partnership to plan and deliver services that support the settlement of migrants and new arrivals in Australia.
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Social impact investing research

The Department of Social Services commissioned the Social impact investing research report. The report provides a comprehensive summary of the evidence available on various forms of social impact investment...
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