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Department of Social Services Reports


Provided below is a selection of reports published on the Department of Social Services (DSS) website.  Please note that the links are provided here as a navigation aid only.

Title Year Description
Department of Social Services reports

Review of Australia’s Welfare System


In December 2013, the Minister for Social Services commissioned a review of Australia’s welfare system to identify improvements to ensure the social support system is sustainable, effective and coherent, and encourages people to work.

On 29 June 2014, the Reference Group’s Interim Report was released.

On 25 February 2015, the Australian Government released the Final Report (and Executive Summary) into the review of Australia’s welfare system, A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes.

Pension Review Report 2009

The Pension Review report was completed by Dr Jeff Harmer AO in February 2009.

Research Publications ongoing

DSS makes a range of social policy research publications and articles available.