It is possible that Minister Brough was assigned to the FaCSIA
portfolio specifically for the impending emergency response' in ATSI communities given his background as an officer in the army and the use of the army to enact and enforce the policy changes, a view shared by ECQ participant Susan who suggested Brough 'just ended up with early childhood in the same basket' (ECQ13 Susan, interview transcript).
Prior to the introduction of a dedicated income support payment for caters, some unpaid carets relied on the Special Benefit, a benefit for people who were ineligible for other income support payments but were 'unable to earn a sufficient livelihood for themselves or their dependants' because of 'age, physical or mental disability or domestic circumstances, or for any other reason' (FACSIA
2006a: xxix; FACSIA
When the Senate Estimates Committee questions the failures of SRA policy, FaCSIA
executives suggest that the collaborative approach was destined to fail given Indigenous dysfunction:
(2008) Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Relationship matters: Mot-for-profit community organisations and corporate community investment, Canberra, FaCSIA
, available: http://www.fahcsia.
isn't saying why Davenport is about to get it in the neck.
* This study was undertaken as part of the Social Policy Research Services contract with the Australian Commonwealth Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA
HILDA is a longitudinal panel survey, conducted in annual waves by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, under contract from the Australian Government Department of Family, Community and Indigenous Services (FaCSIA
SNAICC, Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA
) and state and territory government representatives nominated regional/rural/remote sites.
LSAC was initiated and is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA
) and is being conducted in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and a consortium of research agencies and universities.
Rural/regional/remote sites were nominated by SNAICC, the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA
) (now Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) and state and territory government representatives.
(2006) A Compendium of Legislative Changes in Social Security Parts 1 & 2 FACSIA
Occasional Paper Series
Some Australian government policies offer incentives for mothers to engage in paid work (such as cash subsidies and tax relief for childcare service fees), and have been couched in terms of 'offering parents choice' (Family & Community Services & Indigenous Affairs (FACSIA