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Department of Family and Community Services (Australia)

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Formed  21 October 1998
Headquarters  Greenway, Canberra
Dissolved  27 January 2006
Preceding Department  Department of Social Security Department of the Treasury Attorney-General's Department Department of Health and Family Services
Superseding agency  Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Jurisdiction  Commonwealth of Australia

The Department of Family and Community Services (also known as FaCS) was an Australian government department that existed between October 1998 and January 2006.



Information about the department's functions and/or government funding allocation could be found in the Administrative Arrangements Orders, the annual Portfolio Budget Statements, the Department's annual reports and on the Department's website.

According to the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) made on 21 October 1998, the Department dealt with:

  • Income security policies and programs
  • Services for people with disabilities and families with children
  • Community support services, excluding the Home and Community Care program
  • Family relationship services
  • Welfare housing
  • Structure

    The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister.

    The Secretary of the Department was David Rosalky, until 2001 and then subsequently Mark Sullivan, until 2004 and then Jeff Harmer.


    Department of Family and Community Services (Australia) Wikipedia

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