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28 February 2020

The Student Support update contains an A3 dashboard and a high-level overview of key information and trends on student statistics

21 February 2020

What happened to people leaving the benefit system during the year ended 30 June 2016.

13 February 2020

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is looking into how the Official Information Act operates across 12 government departments. As part of the investigation the Ombudsman has invited the public to take part in a survey.  The public survey will remain open until 24 January 2020.

23 January 2020

The Benefit Fact Sheets provide a high-level view of trends and are broken down by different benefits, gender, age groups and payment types.

13 January 2020

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is looking into how the Official Information Act operates across 12 government departments. As part of the investigation the Ombudsman has invited the public to take part in a survey.  The public survey will remain open until 24 January 2020.

19 December 2019

The Student Support update contains an A3 dashboard and a high-level overview of key information and trends on student statistics.

17 December 2019

The Crown has adopted a new strategy for resolving historical claims arising from abuse in state care that better reflects its principled response to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry.

12 December 2019

"What is known about effective recovery services for men who have been sexually abused?" brings together evidence on what works to support adult male survivors of sexual abuse.