Feature Stories

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Government calls for innovative ideas to boost investment in affordable housing

The Commonwealth Government is calling for public submissions on ways to boost the supply of affordable rental housing through innovative financing models.
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Carer Gateway launched to help carers

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Alan Tudge today announced the commencement of a new service to assist carers.
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We invite you to explore the new Data Exchange website

You will find essential information on the Data Exchange, including “Notifications”, “Latest Updates” and “Top 5 Resources”. There is also a brand new animated video.
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Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

Communities across Australia will celebrate the abilities and achievements of people with disability on 3 December for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).
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Research into attitudes that can lead to violence against women released

The Government has released confronting research highlighting the need for all Australians to challenge the negative attitudes that can lead to violence against women.
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2014-15 Annual Report

The 2014-15 DSS Annual Report is now available. The report provides a detailed description of the Department’s activities and key achievements during the 2014-15 financial year.
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Machinery of Government changes

Ageing and aged care will move to the Department of Health and early childhood and child care will move to the Department of Education. Website information will be transferred to the sites of the relevant departments shortly.
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Syrian/Iraqi humanitarian crisis

Learn more about the Syrian/Iraqi humanitarian crisis and what you can do to help.
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Women's Safety Package

On Thursday 24 September 2015 the Australian Government announced a $100 million Women’s Safety Package to take action against family violence.
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National Centre for Longitudinal Data

Evidence is the cornerstone of all we aim to achieve at the Department of Social Services. One of our knowledge hubs is the National Centre for Longitudinal Data.
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