Departments and agencies

11.5 The Child Support Agency (CSA), Family Assistance Office (FAO) and Centrelink all have roles in administering the laws and policies at the intersection of child support and family assistance frameworks. A description of each agency is set out in Chapters 9, 12, and 5 respectively.

11.6 All agencies are under the governance of the Department of Human Services (DHS). The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) develops family assistance and child support policy, and publishes the Family Assistance Guide.