Research News: Number 7




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

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

Provision of FaCS social policy research services: an update


FaCS has embarked on the development of medium-term social policy research relationships with three research providers, worth $1.5 million a year over a period of four years.

Following an open tender process in 2000, Social Policy Research Services (SPRS) Agreements have been developed with:

  • the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (Melbourne Institute) at The University of Melbourne ($750,000 a year);
  • the Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research (SPEAR) Centre at the Australian National University ($288,000 a year); and
  • the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales ($462,000 a year).

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