About the Department

We aspire to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency. Our mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.

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Advice to organisations on Cyber Security

Advice to organisations on Cyber Security.
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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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Budget 2017-18

Budget 2017

The 2017-18 Budget was released on 9 May 2017, to find out more visit our dedicated Budget webpage. You’ll find media releases, fact sheets and the Portfolio Budget Statement.
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New research into Australian philanthropy

New research released today from the Giving Australia 2016 project reveals the latest trends in philanthropy.
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About the Department Latest News

Multicultural Australia: United, Strong, Successful

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja released the Australian Government’s new multicultural statement ‘Multicultural Australia: United, Strong, Successful’ on 20 March 2017.
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BSWAT Payment Scheme

For information or queries about the BSWAT Payment Scheme, visit the BSWAT Payment Scheme page (www.dss.gov.au/bswat) or call the BSWAT Payment Scheme hotline on 1800 799 515.
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