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Welcome to the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Following the changes announced by the Prime Minister on 24 January 2006, the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) became part of the new Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) portfolio, formerly the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS).

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About FaCSIA

The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) is responsible for social policies and support affecting Australian society and the living standards of Australian families.


FaCSIA provides services and assistance to promote healthy family relationships and gives families the opportunities to take part in their local communities. FaCSIA also helps families experiencing changes to their financial and social circumstances.


FaCSIA is committed to helping communities by promoting strong community partnerships and encouraging all members, from individuals to businesses, to make a difference.


FaCSIA strives to improve the lives of Australians through social policies and to provide support for people when they need it.

Social Support System

FaCSIA ensures that the policies underpinning the social support system are fair and look to the future.

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