The Department of Social Services (DSS) came into being in September 2013. Previously, it was called the Department for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (or FaHCSIA). Within DSS's programs and services are the Find and Connect services for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the response to the recommendations of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into past forced adoption policies and practices.
2007 - 2013 Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
2013 - Department of Social Services
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 5 May 2014, Last modified: 18 September 2014