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Government unveils stimulus support for charities

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  But sector advocates say more help for the sector is desperately needed Around 30,000 not for profits will be given a tax-free payment of up to $100,000 to help them keep staff and continue

Government temporarily doubles unemployment payments amid COVID-19 outbreak

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  The announcement has already caused long lines outside Centrelink and the government’s MyGov website to crash                                                        The Morrison government’s decision to temporarily

Government announces $17B to support welfare recipients and business

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th March 2020 -  But not-for-profit advocates say charities also need to be supported through the economic uncertainty of coronavirus Newstart and other income support recipients will receive

‘I go in, come out, and I’m all in tears’: Vulnerable people humiliated by cashless welfare card

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 26th February 2020 -  Experts say compulsory income management is doing more harm than good The cashless welfare card has failed to improve the financial stability of social security recipients and has

Over 3 million Australians locked into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th February 2020 -  The poverty rate in Australia is worse than in most other wealthy countries Fewer entry-level jobs, rising housing costs, and inadequate welfare rates are just some of the contributing

The key role of community organisations in disaster recovery

Cassandra Goldie, Friday, 14th February 2020 -  The community service sector is committed to helping those impacted for as long as it takes to rebuild and protect communities into the future. But as work continues on-the-ground,

ACOSS and Greens call for $95 Newstart rise

Luke Michael, Friday, 31st January 2020 -  Anti-poverty advocates previously called for a $75 a week Newstart increase The Australian Council of Social Service has updated its demand to raise Newstart because of the rising

Welfare groups wary of Centrelink reporting changes

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th January 2020 -  The Morrison government expects to save $2.1 billion from the new measure Anti-poverty advocates fear plans to change Centrelink income reporting for welfare recipients may cause

Community sector struggling to meet demand

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  Australia’s peak welfare body is calling for a $2 billion injection for community services Just 5 per cent of community sector staff believe they can completely meet service demand,

Fears welfare card holders could be left high and dry in bushfires

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  Welfare groups are calling for the cashless welfare card to be suspended during the bushfires  The frequent power outages across bushfire affected areas have seen residents rushing

ACOSS fears $550M community services funding cut will hurt vulnerable people

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th December 2019 -  Community groups are urging the government to protect equal pay funding for the caring sector Some of Australia’s most vulnerable people are facing “devastating” cuts to services

Low-income Aussies can’t afford to invest in energy efficiency

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd November 2019 -  Charities say low-income renters need help paying their energy bills A coalition of community groups is urging the nation’s energy ministers to help low-income renters invest in
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