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Possible Scam Alert

The Department has received reports that members of the public have received emails claiming to be from the ‘Department of Social Services’. These claims are false and these individuals do not represent the department or the Commonwealth. We are currently investigating the matter.
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Ministers Redress Scheme Governance Board Communique

On Friday, 27 November 2020, the Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, hosted the Ministers’ Redress Scheme Governance Board (Board) meeting of relevant Ministers with responsibility for the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (the Scheme) in their state or territory.
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