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2016 Budget


Budget Must Fund Youth Training and Mentoring

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th April 2016 -  Community service organisation Mission Australia has called on the federal government to support the long-term aspirations of young Australians in next week’s budget.


The Budget Night ‘Circus’ – But the Devil’s in the Detail for NFPs

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th April 2016 -  Opinion: Amid all the posturing and rhetoric that comes with federal budget night, the Not for Profit sector will be focusing on whether this government’s previous pattern of unwelcome savings measures continues, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Co


Community Sector Unites in Budget Demands

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 27th April 2016 -  Nearly 30 Australian community organisations have signed a joint statement, calling on the federal government to avoid the “mistakes of the last two budgets” and prioritise reducing poverty and inequality.


Problem Gambling Needs Budget Support

Eisha Gupta , Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) has released a report on the impact of gambling addiction and called on the federal government to include funding for specialist financial counsellors in the upcoming budget.


Peak Body Calls for Reversal Of Cuts From Aid Budget

Eisha Gupta , Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) has called on the federal government to reverse proposed cuts to the aid and development budget.


Tax Reform Now Off the Table Warns Housing NFP

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  Australia faces not having any realistic tax reform for the next five years after the the federal government rejected calls for changes to capital gains tax and negative gearing at the weekend, according to housing advocacy organisation National Shel


Housing Affordability for Young People Worsening

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 21st April 2016 -  Less than 0.1 per cent of rental properties are affordable for a single person on Newstart or Youth Allowance, Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot has revealed.


ACOSS Call On Land Tax

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th April 2016 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service, has called for a national switch from stamp duties to land tax in a bid to boost the economy.
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