DSS Annual Report 2016–17

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Secretary’s review

I am pleased to present the Department of Social Services Annual Report 2016–17.

In the Department of Social Services (DSS) we have a commitment to improving the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. Our policies and programs make a meaningful difference and most Australians will be touched by what we do at some point in their lives.

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Around 1.9 million families were helped with the most of raising their children by Family Tax Benefits. 421 organisations received grant funding to deliver families and children services. Humanitarian Settlement Services provided assistance to over 24,000 clients. 1.3 million individuals and families were assisted with rental stress by contributing to the additional costs of renting in the private market and community housing. More than 90,000 people with disability are now receiving reasonable and necessary supports from the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

About this report

There are five parts to the Department of Social Services Annual Report 2016–17:

Part 1 Overview

This section introduces the Department of Social Services with a description of our Department and its portfolio.

Portable Document Format Part 1 Overview [608 kB] - Listen to PDF

 

Part 2 Annual performance statement

This section presents our annual performance statement for 2016–17.

Portable Document Format Part 2 Annual performance statement [372kB] - Listen to PDF

Part 3 Management and accountability

This section details our Department’s management and accountability processes, including corporate governance, external scrutiny, human resources management and a review of financial management for the past year.

Portable Document Format Part 3 Management and accountability [242 kB] - Listen to PDF

Part 4 Financial statements

This section presents our audited financial statements for 2016–17.

Portable Document Format Part 4 Financial statements [2.1 MB] - Listen to PDF

Part 5 Appendixes

This section provides additional information including an index of requirements and where to find this information in the report.

Portable Document Format Part 5 Appendixes [445 kB] - Listen to PDF

Case studies

These five case studies highlight some of the work we do at DSS to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.

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