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Australian South Sea Islanders

The Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs’ Report Revisiting Recognition: Report on the Roundtable with Australian South Sea Islanders was tabled on 22 March 2017
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BSWAT Payment Scheme

For information or queries about the BSWAT Payment Scheme, visit the BSWAT Payment Scheme page ( or call the BSWAT Payment Scheme hotline on 1800 799 515.
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BSWAT class action now settled

Thousands of people with intellectual impairment can now register for the Australian Government’s BSWAT Payment Scheme. The scheme will provide a one-off payment of $100 or more to an eligible person with intellectual impairment.
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National Settlement Framework

The National Settlement Framework is a high level structural blueprint for Commonwealth, State and Territory and Local Government, to work in partnership to plan and deliver services that support the settlement of migrants and new arrivals in Australia.
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Social impact investing research

The Department of Social Services commissioned the Social impact investing research report. The report provides a comprehensive summary of the evidence available on various forms of social impact investment...
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Try, Test and Learn Fund

Groups identified by the Priority Investment Approach will receive support from current programs and from new and innovative policy responses to be developed through the $96.1 million Try, Test and Learn Fund.
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