Social Security Guide

Version 1.250 - Released 5 November 2018

Family Assistance Guide

Version 1.207 - Released 5 November 2018

Paid Parental Leave Guide

Version 1.53 - Released 5 November 2018

Child Support Guide

Version 4.36 - Released 5 November 2018

ABSTUDY Policy Manual

13 August 2018

National Redress Guide

Version 1.01 - Released 5 November 2018

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Purpose

The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The purpose of each Guide is to support decision making by assisting in understanding the related law and policy, and its application. Decision makers must base their decisions on the relevant law, with regard to the Australian Government's policy and intent.

The Guides are updated regularly to clarify or reflect changes in legislative interpretation and/or policy application. The next update is scheduled for 2 January 2019.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) produces the Guides on behalf of DSS, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), the Department of Education and Training, the Department of Jobs and Small Business and the Department of Home Affairs. Content is provided by DSS, PM&C, the Department of Education and Training, the Department of Jobs and Small Business and the Department of Home Affairs, as it relates to the legislation they administer.

Accessibility

The Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme Guidelines and the ABSTUDY Policy Manual are only available in DOCX and PDF format. The other Guides have been designed as web publications (HTML). They are not available in a single electronic file or in paper format. If there is information that you require and it is in a format you cannot access, or if you experience any other accessibility difficulties, please contact us.

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