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The following are some reputable sources of research within the social service sector:

Department of Communities Reports and Services

  • COMSIS - Community Services Information System
    COMSIS provides a single comprehensive source of local, regional and state-wide data for over 200 datasets. Data topics in COMSIS include: demography, education, employment, family, housing, income, remoteness and disadvantage.

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It has been a very busy six months for the social benefit bonds program team. Between June and November the program was established, the team has grown from three to nine, they conducted 233 discrete market engagement activities, targeting 436 individuals from a cross section of stakeholders. Over...
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Mission Australia’s 2015 youth survey has revealed that more than half of young people believe there are barriers which will prevent them reaching their goals when they leave school. The focus of this year’s survey was to uncover what young people perceive to be the main barriers to success. The...
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The NDIS Assistive Technology Strategy was recently released at the NDIS New World Conference. Technology is increasingly a part of everyone’s life, and for people with disability it can help them perform tasks they could not otherwise do, and to do this more safely and securely. It is allowing...
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Cost reflective tariffs are being developed and implemented by energy businesses across Australia. By more closely aligning the way we pay for electricity consumption with the costs of providing electricity, the fairness and efficiency of the electricity distribution system can potentially be...
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The Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission (ACNC) has developed a new guide: Managing conflicts of interest: a guide for charity board members This guide has been developed to help explain what conflicts of interest are and how they can be managed. This guide explains conflicts of...
Mental health
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has developed a website that brings together a wide range of information on mental health services, under the banner of "Mental Health Services in Australia". Mental health services in Australia provides a picture of the national response of the health...
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Good Foundations recently conducted a survey to start a discussion around the question, "What makes a not-for-profit well-run?". The objective of the research was to clarify how the sector defines and measures whether or not a not-for-profit organisation is well-run. The results of the survey were...
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Improving the quality of residential care provided to children and young people through a new trauma-informed therapeutic framework, is a key reform initiative for the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) and organisations providing out-of-home care services...
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The Indigneous Australian with Mental Health Disorders and Cognitive Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System (IAMHDCD) project at the University of New South Wales has recently released its report: A predictable and preventable path. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with mental and...
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Volunteering Tasmania has developed a new calculator to help you work out the value that your organisation is delivering to the economy of your area through the work of volunteers. The calculator takes into account the number of volunteer hours, as well as the money invested through food, fuel and...

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