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Australia - Organisation

Department of Social Services (2013 - )

Australian government

Government Department
Alternative Names
  • DSS (Acronym)

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 (2012-2017) and the response to the recommendations of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into past forced adoption policies and practices, and the National Redress Scheme.


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Prepared by: Cate O'Neill