Stakeholder engagement

Frequent and ongoing engagement with interested stakeholders is vital to achieving the aims of the Priority Investment Approach.

State and territory governments, the community sector, academics, business, social entrepreneurs, and people who receive welfare payments will all have important contributions to make to the Priority Investment Approach and Try, Test and Learn Fund.

Stakeholder engagement activities have included:

  • Consultation with State and Territory Government Departments (October 2016)
  • A consultative design workshop for the Try, Test and Learn Fund (October 2016). An overview of the outcomes of this workshop is available.

We are also planning:

  • A Policy Hack in Melbourne on 10 February 2017. We are now seeking Expressions of Interest for Hack attendance from representatives of not-for-profit organisations, academia, business and government as well as interested individuals. We are also keen to hear from people with experience in program design and/or service delivery.
  • Website updates and ongoing stakeholder engagement.

We also provide newsletter updates through our mailing list. We encourage you to subscribe to the mailing list at the bottom of the page to get the most up-to-date information on the Priority Investment Approach and the Try, Test and Learn Fund. Information about the Fund is also available on DSS Engage. Previous editions of our stakeholder newsletter are available below.

For specific enquiries about the Priority Investment Approach and Try, Test and Learn Fund, contact DSS at

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