Interim Report

Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services

13 May 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-212-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 515KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 6KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 34KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 44KB)

The referral
The reform
The inquiry to date
Background
The rationale for the reforms
The interim report

Chapter 2 - Stakeholders' criticisms of the tender timeframes, the failure to communicate a funding strategy and the lack of engagement with the sector (PDF 115KB)

The timeframes
The lack of engagement with the sector
Reasonable timelines and engagement with the sector
The committee's recommendations
Concluding comment

Coalition Senators Additional Comments (PDF 15KB)

Context
Process
Conclusion

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 22KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 13KB)
APPENDIX 3 - Questions on notice for the Department of Social Services (PDF 228KB)
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Attachment A: Responses to questions from the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee request of 4 March 2015 (PDF 24KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

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Past Public Hearings

03 Jul 2015: Sydney, NSW
26 Jun 2015: Canberra, ACT
21 Apr 2015: Canberra, ACT

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