Research News: Number 33
FaHCSIA Research News is a periodic newsletter that provides an overview of and update on research within FaHCSIA, focusing on key findings and outcomes, updates on new departmental publications and promotion of forthcoming events/conferences.
The eighth annual Social Policy Research workshop, hosted by Research and Analysis Branch, was held at FaHCSIA National Office on 1–2 December 2008.
The workshop was opened by Dr Jeff Harmer, Secretary of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), and was attended by FaHCSIA staff as well as representatives of other agencies and members of the academic community. In his introduction, Dr Harmer noted FaHCSIA’s strong support for engaging staff at all levels to think through the complexities of research and its relationship to policy and program development.