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Social Services Portfolio Ministers

13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Michelle Landry
Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry
Assistant Minister for Children and Families
13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Luke Howarth
Member for Petrie Luke Howarth
Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services
13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Anne Ruston
Senator for SA Anne Ruston
Minister for Families and Social Services
13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Stuart Robert
Member for Fadden Stuart Robert
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Minister for Government Services

Social Services Portfolio Outcomes

8 Outcomes were announced in the April 2019 PBS

Agency Outcome April 2019
Department of Social Services
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Encourage self-reliance and support people who cannot fully support themselves by providing sustainable social security payments and assistance
$112,390,519,000
NDIS Launch Transition Agency
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: To implement a National Disability Insurance Scheme that provides individual control and choice in the delivery of reasonable and necessary supports to improve independence, social and economic participation of eligible people with disability, their families and carers, and associated referral services and activities
$17,850,264,000
Department of Social Services
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Improved independence of, and participation by, people with disability, including improved support for carers, by providing targeted support and services
$9,729,682,000
Department of Human Services
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Support individuals, families and communities to achieve greater self-sufficiency; through the delivery of policy advice and high quality accessible social, health and child support services and other payments; and support providers and businesses through convenient and efficient service delivery.
$6,545,473,000
Department of Social Services
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Contribute to stronger and more resilient individuals, families and communities by providing targeted services and initiatives
$3,849,231,000
Department of Social Services
Outcome 4:
Outcome 4: Increased housing supply, improved community housing and assisting individuals experiencing homelessness through targeted support and services
$174,067,000
NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Promote the delivery of quality supports and services to people with disability under the NDIS and other prescribed supports and services, including through nationally consistent and responsive regulation, policy development, advice and education
$54,864,000
Australian Institute of Family Studies
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased understanding of factors affecting how families function by conducting research and communicating findings to policy makers, service providers, and the broader community
$15,960,000

8 Outcomes have changed in the March 2020 PAES

Agency Outcome March 2020
Department of Social Services
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Encourage self-reliance and support people who cannot fully support themselves by providing sustainable social security payments and assistance
$111,429,622,000
NDIS Launch Transition Agency
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: To implement a National Disability Insurance Scheme that provides individual control and choice in the delivery of reasonable and necessary supports to improve independence, social and economic participation of eligible people with disability, their families and carers, and associated referral services and activities
$17,865,914,000
Department of Social Services
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Improved independence of, and participation by, people with disability, including improved support for carers, by providing targeted support and services
$10,247,523,000
Services Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Support individuals, families and communities to achieve greater self-sufficiency; through the delivery of advice and high quality accessible social, health and child support services and other payments; and support providers and businesses through convenient and efficient service delivery
$6,925,581,000
Department of Social Services
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Contribute to stronger and more resilient individuals, families and communities by providing targeted services and initiatives
$3,717,234,000
Department of Social Services
Outcome 4:
Outcome 4: Increased housing supply, improved community housing and assisting individuals experiencing homelessness through targeted support and services
$152,626,000
Digital Transformation Agency
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Improve the user experience for all Australians accessing government information and services by leading the design, development and continual enhancement of whole-of-government service delivery policies and standards, platforms and joined-up services
$135,940,000
NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Promote the delivery of quality supports and services to people with disability under the NDIS and other prescribed supports and services, including through nationally consistent and responsive regulation, policy development, advice and education
$52,878,000

The Social Services Portfolio has 5 agencies in the PBS

AgencyApril 2019
1 Department of Social Services 126,143,499,000
2 NDIS Launch Transition Agency 17,850,264,000
3 Department of Human Services 6,545,473,000
4 NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission 54,864,000
5 Australian Institute of Family Studies 15,960,000

5 agencies in the Social Services Portfolio reported changes in the PAES

AgencyMarch 2020
1 Department of Social Services 125,547,005,000
2 NDIS Launch Transition Agency 17,865,914,000
3 Services Australia 6,925,581,000
4 Digital Transformation Agency 135,940,000
5 NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission 52,878,000

2 agencies remain unchanged at March 2020

March 2020
1 Australian Institute of Family Studies 15,960,000
2 Department of Human Services 6,545,473,000

Program figures as at April 2018. Figures in billions

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Year to DateCurrentEstimateProjectionProjection
2018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
0.017 0.016 0.016 0.017 0.017

Revised figures PAES (changed programs only).