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Financial distress levels dip during COVID-19 thanks to support payments

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th February 2021 -  Utility bill shock and credit card debt were the leading cause of financial distress during the pandemic

New Aussie survey shows discrimination persists towards some minorities

Luke Michael, Friday, 5th February 2021 -  The Scanlon Foundation has released its latest Mapping Social Cohesion report

Why mobilising community leaders is vital to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 -  Cohealth says the social sector can help engage hard-to-reach communities with the vaccine

Financial counsellors say safe lending laws must not be axed

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st February 2021 -  “These changes will harm individuals and families and are the last thing Australia needs as we chart a path to economic recovery”   

Opinion

Strengthening parental participation to improve outcomes for children and families

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, shines a light on the approach behind the centre’s Voice of Parents project.

COSS Corner

Cuts to the coronavirus supplement, new houses left empty and 550 reasons to smile

Contributor, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

Helping the ‘missing middle’ access legal help

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th January 2021 -  A newly launched not for profit is set to offer free legal support for around 3,000 cases a year      

COSS Corner

Social reinvestment, Woolies alcohol megastore, and working to make ends meet

Contributor, Wednesday, 16th December 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

COSS Corner

Finding ground, new policy networks and a holiday message for government

Contributor, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

‘It’ll be a debt disaster’: Community groups condemn plan to axe safe lending laws

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Financial counsellors say the proposed responsible lending reforms will sow the seeds of the next financial crisis         
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