Research News: Number 27




Author:  Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

FaCSIA Research News is a periodic newsletter that provides an overview of and update on research within FaCSIA, focusing on key findings and outcomes, updates on new departmental publications and promotion of forthcoming events/conferences.

2006 Social Policy Research Workshop


The 6th annual Social Policy Research Workshop, hosted by Research and Analysis Branch, was held on 27–28 November 2006 at FaCSIA National Office, Canberra.

The workshop was opened by Ms Robyn McKay, Acting Deputy Secretary, and was attended by FaCSIA staff, as well as representatives of other agencies and members of the academic community. In her introduction, Robyn underlined the importance of robust evidence in developing good policy and said that the objectives of FaCSIA's research program were to produce a solid evidence base for policy and program initiatives, to support the Government in influencing public debate, and to build capacity in the research community to undertake relevant social policy research.

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