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2016 Budget

ACOSS Urges Super Changes for Low Income Earners

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has urged the federal government to double the proposed tax offset for people on low incomes to deliver better superannuation retirement incomes.

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Budget Hits Australia’s Poorest Families Hardest, ANU Report Reveals

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 12th May 2016 -  Australia’s poorest families will be hardest hit by the federal budget when the new measures come into place, a new report from the Australian National University has revealed.

Shorten Pledge on Community Legal Centres

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 5th May 2016 -  The federal opposition leader, Bill Shorten, has singled out returning funding to community legal centres in his budget reply speech to Parliament.

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Budget 2016 Podcast: The Fine Print

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 5th May 2016 -  Despite being sold as the “fairness” budget, Not for Profit leaders have said that vulnerable Australians could be unfairly impacted by “harsh” measures.

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Budget 2016: Healthcare Budget a Mixed Bag for NFPs

Eisha Gupta , Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  The federal budget delivered by Treasurer Scott Morrison has been met with mixed reviews by the healthcare sector.

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Budget 2016: Entrenching Inequality

John Falzon, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  The treasurer wants Australians to live within our means. But this budget does nothing to give ordinary people the means to live, writes Dr John Falzon, national CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society.

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Budget 2016: Housing Affordability Ignored

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  The first Turnbull budget has ignored the issue of housing affordability according to Not for Profit experts.

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Budget 2016: Youth Package a ‘Positive Step’

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  Not for Profits have called the federal government’s new youth jobs program, announced in the budget, a “welcome alternative” to work for the dole.

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Budget 2016: Don’t Fund NDIS at the Cost of Safety Net

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  Disability advocacy group People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has strongly rejected the budget measures that link a fully funded National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with the need to cut welfare spending.

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Budget 2016: Social Sector Welcomes Innovation

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  Leading organisations for social investment and social business have welcomed the federal government's approach to innovation in the budget, which includes a $96.1 million fund to test innovative policies that engage the private sector.
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