List of acronyms and initialisms

A/g
acting
AASB
Australian Accounting Standards Board
ABS
Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACCAP
Australian Council for Children and Parenting
ACROD
National Industry Association for Disability Services
AHURI
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
AICCA
Aboriginal and Islander child care agency
AIFS
Australian Institute of Family Studies
ANAO
Australian National Audit Office
ANTS
A New Tax System
ANZSOG
Australian and New Zealand School of Government
APS
Australian Public Service
APSC
Australian Public Service Commission
ARC
Australian Research Council
ARHP
Aboriginal Rental Housing Program
ARIA
Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia
ASEAN
Association of South-East Asian Nations
ATSIC
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
ATSIS
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services
Auslan
Australian sign language
AUSTRAC
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
AWA
Australian workplace agreement
AWT
Australians Working Together
BA
Bereavement Allowance
BAF
Business Assurance Framework
BARAC
Business Planning and Resource Allocation Committee
BSRIG
Business Services Review Implementation Group
CAEPR
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
CAP
Crisis Accommodation Program
CBD
central business district
CCB
Child Care Benefit
CDAC
Career Development Assessment Centre
CDEP
Community Development Employment Project
CDS
Commonwealth Disability Strategy
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
CFCP
Commonwealth Financial Counselling Program
CHAS
Clients Having a Say
CHFA
Community Housing Federation of Australia
CHINS
Community Infrastructure Needs Survey
CHIP
Community Housing and Infrastructure Program
COAG
Council of Australian Governments
CPI
Consumer Price Index
CPSU
Community and Public Sector Union
CRF
Consolidated Revenue Fund
CRV
collaborative research venture
CSA
Child Support Agency
CSHA
Commonwealth–State Housing Agreement
CSHC
Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
CSTDA
Commonwealth State Territory Disability Agreement
CTC
competitive tendering and contracting
DEWR
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
DIMIA
Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
DIY
do-it-yourself
DSG
Disability Stakeholder Group
DSP
Disability Support Pension
DTSS
Direct Telephone Support Service
DVA
Department of Veterans' Affairs
EBC
Executive Budget Committee
EDI
Early Development Index
EDMS
Electronic Document Management System
EIP
Early Intervention Parenting
EMS
environmental management system
FaCS
Department of Family and Community Services
FAMQIS
Family Quality Information Strategy
FAO
Family Assistance Office
FCNI
Family and Community Networks Initiative
FDCQA
Family Day Care Quality Assurance
FHBH
Fixing Houses for Better Health
FHPEIP
Family Homelessness Prevention and Early Intervention Pilot
FIM
Family Income Management
FIS
Financial Information Service
FLW
Family Liaison Workers
FOFMS
FaCS Online Funding Management System
FOI
freedom of information
FRE
Family Relationships Education
FRSP
Family Relationships Services Program
FTB
Family Tax Benefit
GBP
Good Beginnings Prototype
GCS
General Customer Survey
GRI
Global Reporting Initiative
GST
Goods and Services Tax
HHC
Health Care Card
HIC
Health Insurance Commission
HILDA
Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia
HOME
Household Organisational Management Expenses
HPCR
Harm Prevention Charities Register
ICC
Indigenous Coordination Centre
ICCP
Indigenous Community Coordination Pilot
ICT
information and communication technology
ICYS
Innovative Collaborative Youth Servicing
IDC
Intensive Debt Collection
IPMS
Individual Performance Management System
IPFWB
Indigenous Parenting and Family Wellbeing
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
IST
in-service training
JET
Jobs, Education and Training
JETCC
Jobs, Education and Training Child Care
JPET
Job Placement, Employment and Training
LDS
Longitudinal Data Set
LSAC
Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
LSIC
Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children
MAA
Mature Age Allowance
MAPS
Men's Advocacy and Practical Strategies
MFR
Men and Family Relationships
MHBH
Maintaining Houses for Better Health
MTAWE
Male Total Average Weekly Earnings
NFCV
National Family Carers Voice
NICRI
National Information Centre on Retirement Investments
NIDS
National Illicit Drugs Strategy
NMG
Network Management Group
NOHSC
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission
NOIE
National Office for the Information Economy
NSA
Newstart Allowance
OHS
Occupational Health and Safety
OOF
Outcomes and Outputs Framework
OSHCQA
Outside School Hours Care Quality Assurance
PA
Partner Allowance
PAES
Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements
PBS
Portfolio Budget Statements
PCC
Pensioner Concession Card
PES
Pensioner Education Supplement
PIT
parental income test
PMIO
Project Management Integration Office
POLIS
Parents on low income study
PPP
Parenting Payment (Partnered)
PPS
Parenting Payment (Single)
PSP
Personal Support Programme
QA
quality assurance
QIAS
Quality Improvement and Accreditation System
R&A
resource and advisory
RAAC
Risk Assessment and Audit Committee
RCC
rural call centre
REACH
Responding Early Assisting Children
SAAP
Supported Accommodation Assistance Program
SES
senior executive service
SFSS
Student Financial Supplement Scheme
SHSP
Social Housing Subsidy Program
SIRCA
Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia–Pacific
SIRP
Sugar Industry Reform Program
SNSS
Special Needs Subsidy Scheme
SpB
Special Benefit
SPEAR
Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research Centre (Australian National University)
SPP
specific purpose payments
SPRC
Social Policy Research Centre (University of New South Wales)
SPRS
Social Policy Research Services
SSAT
Social Security Appeals Tribunal
STO
state and territory office
TBL
triple bottom line
TFR
total fertility rate
TILA
Transition to Independent Living Allowance
WA
Widow Allowance
YA
Youth Allowance
YAS
Youth Activities Service

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