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Having said this, most people become donors when they read that someone they respect suggests they do. Please take a moment every now and then and, if you are happy to be seen publicly supporting my work, share my work with your networks. While I am yet to receive a minimum wage for what I do I want people to know that I am grateful for both the financial and moral support I receive.

Grants, Ministers and Portfolios in this data relate to the period prior to the 30 March resuffle. If my work receives adequate funding, grants awarded after that period will be added after those decisions are made & as time permits. Ministry & Portfolio names will be updated at that time.

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38 Senior Ministers have administered the Social Services Portfolio

Dan Tehan
Minister for Social Services
Michael Keenan
Minister for Human Services Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation
Paul Fletcher
Minister for Families and Social Services
Anne Ruston
Minister for Families and Social Services
Stuart Robert
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister for Government Services

Grants by the Social Services Portfolio by month


$40,998,746 in funding across 9 grants was allocated to 9 recipients of the Housing And Homelessness Program since January 2018

Program Details

PortfolioSocial Services
CategoryCrisis Accommodation
AgencyDepartment of Social Services
Selection Process
Confidentiality Contract
Confidentiality Outputs
ActivityImproving Social Housing Outcomes - Hobart
PurposeTo provide support for housing and homelessness research, peak bodies, innovative projects and emerging Australian Government priorities.