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Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse image

Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission

On 13 June 2018, the Australian Government released its response to the Royal Commission, including the establishment of the National Office for Child Safety within the Department of Social Services.
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Budget 2018

Budget 2018

The 2018-19 Budget was released on 8 May 2018, to find out more visit our dedicated Budget webpage. You’ll find a media release, fact sheets and the Portfolio Budget Statement.
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Cashless debit card

Cashless debit card

The rollout of the cashless debit card in the Goldfields region in Western Australia has begun and will continue over the next few months.
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Carers feature

New services for carers announced

On 5 March 2018, Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan announced an additional $85.6 million to fund new supports and services to benefit Australia’s unpaid carers.
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Latest News

DES March 2018 star ratings

The Disability Employment Services (DES) Star Ratings system measures the relative success of providers in achieving outcomes for participants taking part in the program.
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DES 2018 Performance Framework

From 1 July 2018, Disability Employment Services (DES) will continue to be underpinned by a national performance management framework consisting of three key performance indicators: efficiency, effectiveness and quality.
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Possible Scam Alert

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has recently received reports that members of the Public have been contacted by an individual or individuals identifying themselves as DSS officers.
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