Policies & Legislation

  • Department's Corporate Policies

    Contains information relating to the risk management framework, environmental policy, our commitment to workplace diversity, our Disability Action Plan, and our recruitment and reasonable adjustment policies.

  • Legislation

    Information on the Administrative Arrangements Order list, portfolio legislation and the status of legislation currently before Parliament.

  • Certifications

  • Procedures for determining breaches of the Code of Conduct and for determining sanction

    Signed statement by the Secretary Finn Pratt and information about breaches relating to the Australian Public Service (APS) Code of Conduct.

  • Public Interest Disclosure Procedure

    Signed procedures by the Secretary, Finn Pratt and information about public interest disclosures within the Department.

    The Department has appointed the following authorised officers in relation to public interest disclosures:

    • Georgina Horsburgh – Departmental Officer
    • Jeremy Brown – Departmental Officer
    • Tim Reddel – Group Manager, Policy Office Executive
    • Sharon Stuart – Branch Manager, Disability Carers Policy and Access

      Authorised officers can be contacted via publicinterestdisclosures@dss.gov.au or phoning 1800 007 952.
  • DSS Fraud Policy Statement

    This policy statement is about fraud prevention, detection and DSS's response to fraud under the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines.

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