There are a number of policies and pieces of legislation that affect the social service sector in Queensland. Some of the major ones are summarised below:

Department of Social Services legislation (national)

Family Assistance Legislation and Consolidated Disallowable Instruments

The legislation used as the basis for family assistance, including the approval of child care services, the payment of Child Care Benefit, the payment of Maternity Immunisation Allowance and other matters relating to family assistance

Social Security (Special Disability Trust) (FaHCSIA) Guidelines

Disallowable Instruments that are referred to in the Social Security Act 1991 under Part 3.18A-Private financial provision for certain people with disabilities.

Social Security (Disability Support Pension) (FaHCSIA) Determinations

Disallowable Instruments that are referred to in the Social Security Act 1991 in relation to qualification for Disability Support Pension.

Status of Department of Social Services Legislation

Information is provided on legislation, which either was passed during the last sittings or is currently before the Parliament.

Other national legislation

Child Support Guide

Commonwealth State Housing Agreement

Family Assistance Guide

Family Assistance Legislation and Consolidated Disallowable Instruments

Guide to Social Security Law

International Social Security Agreements

Paid Parental Leave Guide

Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Weekly Payments) Act 2010

Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999

Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services legislation

Adoption Act 2009

Carers (Recognition) Act 2008

Child Protection Act 1999

Child Protection (International Measures) Act 2003

Childrens Court Act 1992

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000

Community Services Act 2007

Disability Services Act 2006

Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012

Family and Child Commission Act 2014

Forensic Disability Act 2011

Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009

Youth Justice Act 1992

Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Guidelines

2014-18 Strategic Plan

Disability Services Plan

Other Queensland Government Policy and Legislation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003

Child Care Act 2002

Community Services Act 2007

Early Childhood National Quality Framework

Education and Care Services Act 2013 (ECS Act)

Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008

Housing Act 2003

Housing Regulation 2015

Local Government Act 2009

Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012

Local Government Regulation 2012

Mental Health Act 2000

Mental Health Regulation 2002

Mental Health Review Tribunal Rule 2009

Queensland Cultural Diversity Policy

Queensland Language Services Policy

Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013

Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience

Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003

The National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH)

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