Guides to Social Policy Law
Social Security Guide
Version 1.307 - Released 8 May 2023
Family Assistance Guide
Version 1.245 - Released 8 May 2023
Paid Parental Leave Guide
Version 1.80 - Released 8 May 2023
Child Support Guide
Version 4.71 - Released 8 May 2023
ABSTUDY Policy Manual
20 March 2023
Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme Guidelines
20 March 2023
National Redress Guide
Version 1.14 - Released 3 January 2023
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 3 July 2023.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) produces the Guides on behalf of DSS, the Department of Education, the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Content is provided by DSS, Department of Education, DEWR and NEMA, as it relates to the legislation they administer.
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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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