Department of Family and Community Services (Australia)

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Department of Family and Community Services
Department of Family and Community Services logo.gif
Department overview
Formed21 October 1998[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved27 January 2006[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersGreenway, Canberra
Employees5500 (at June 2000)[2]
Department executives
Websitefacs.gov.au

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

Scope[edit]

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:[3]

  • 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[edit]

The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister.[1]

The Secretary of the Department was David Rosalky, until 2001[1] and then subsequently Mark Sullivan,[4] until 2004 and then Jeff Harmer.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d CA 8615: Department of Family and Community Services, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 2 December 2013
  2. ^ Department of Family and Community Services, Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services Overview, Department of Family and Community Services, archived from the original on 21 June 2000
  3. ^ Administrative Arrangements Order issued 21 October 1998 (PDF), National Archives of Australia, 21 October 1998, p. 17, archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2013
  4. ^ Howard, John (18 January 2002). "SENIOR APPOINTMENTS - DEPARTMENTAL SECRETARIES" (Press release). Archived from the original on 10 November 2013.
  5. ^ Gillard, Julia (21 December 2010). "Departmental Secretaries" (Press release). Archived from the original on 1 January 2014.