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The Commonwealth Department of Social Services is responsible for a diverse range of policies, payments, programs and services that improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.  Delivery and management of these activities generates a large amount of high-value data, about the programs themselves and about the people who receive support from them. To access any of the available metadata click on the any of the dataset names below:

DOMINO Data Catalogue - Data Over Multiple Individual Occurrences (DOMINO) is an integrated DataMart of Department of Social Services (DSS) administrative analytical datasets sourced from the Services Australia Enterprise Data Warehouse.

MADIP  dataset - This version represents a subset of DOMINO tables approved for release into external data stores such as the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP) and the Remote Access Research Gateway (RARG) - AIHW (SURE).

Data Exchange (DEX) Catalogue - The Data Exchange curated dataset is designed for the sharing of de-identified data for use in analytical projects. This may include data integration or evaluation of programs.

Social Services Data Catalogue (Bluebook, Housing, Disability) - This section contains metadata for DSS datasets that contain data about recipients of income support payments.

Longitudinal Surveys Catalogue - This section contains metadata for longitudinal surveys for which DSS has responsibility.

Note: these metadata collections contain information about data; the data itself is not available on this site.
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