The Australian Social Inclusion Board (the Board) was established in May 2008 as the main advisory body to Government on ways to achieve better outcomes for the most disadvantaged in our community.
The Board engages with the community, business, the not-for-profit sector, academics, advisory groups and all levels of government to connect better policy with the knowledge and experience of the research, business and community sectors.
The Board brings together community leaders with a record of achievement in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. Each member brings significant networks, experience and knowledge to contribute to the development of leading edge advice to Government on ways of helping Australia’s most disadvantaged people.
The Australian Social Inclusion Board with the Minister for Social Inclusion on 12 September 2012
Continuing priorities for the Australian Social Inclusion Board include service delivery reform; measurement and reporting of social inclusion indicators; and place-based policy. New priorities for the Board in 2012-2013 include employment services; financial capability; and older women and homelessness.
More on the Board's priorities.
Board members are appointed by the Minister for Social Inclusion for a term of up to three years.
The Board meets quarterly and held its most recent meeting in Burnie, Tasmania in February, 2013.
Board Chair, Lin Hatfield Dodds at the Burnie meeting, February 2013
View the Outcomes of Board Meetings.
The Board may be contacted through the Social Inclusion Unit Board Secretariat at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.