The Department of Social Services works to improve the lifetime wellbeing of migrants and refugees settling in Australia by responding to their specific needs, encouraging their independence and participation in the Australian community. We support a productive, harmonious and diverse society for all Australians.
The Home Affairs Portfolio was established in December 2017. As a result of the supporting Machinery of Government changes, the multicultural affairs policy function has moved to the Department of Home Affairs. Details relating to these functions have been moved from this website to the Department of Home Affairs.
Learn more about Australia’s multicultural statement. Multicultural Australia; United, Strong, Successful renews and reaffirms the Government’s commitment to a multicultural Australia.
The Australian Government is pleased to respond to the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration as set out in No one teaches you to become an Australian: Report of the inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes (the Inquiry). Continue Reading
The Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs’ Report Revisiting Recognition: Report on the Roundtable with Australian South Sea Islanders was tabled on 22 March 2017 Continue Reading