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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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BNLA report cover

BNLA report now available

Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants is a long term project researching how humanitarian migrants settle into life in Australia.
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Latest News

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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