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Try, Test and Learn Fund – Tranche two now open!

Find out how you can submit a proposal for the second tranche of the Try, Test and Learn Fund.
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Be Connected Every Australian online

Discover how being online can enrich your life

Be Connected is a new, free program for older Australians to help them increase their online confidence and skills, and realise the benefits of going online.
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DSS Annual Report 2016-17

DSS Annual Report

Now available online.
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Survey on Community Attitudes Towards Safety

National Survey on Community Attitudes towards Safety

The results of the study will help to inform policy on violence and related issues in the Australian community in order to improve public health and safety.
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