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Longer Foster Care Would Cut Suffering and Save Millions, Study Finds

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th October 2018 -  Charities are pushing to extend state care in New South Wales to 21 years, with a report revealing extended foster care would save the state’s taxpayers $222 million over 10 years

Competition Failing to Deliver in Human Services, Report Says

Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  The government has overestimated the benefits of increased competition in human services, which is largely failing to deliver better outcomes for people, a new report says. Researchers

A Budget For Middle Australia

Kasy Chambers, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  This budget has put the individual ahead of community, and in doing so has shown this government’s ideology, writes Anglicare Australia executive director Kasy Chambers. It’s

Anglicare Finds Chronic Shortage of Affordable Rentals for Welfare Recipients

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th April 2018 -  A new report has revealed a chronic shortage of affordable rentals across Australia, with less than 0.01 per cent of rental properties found to be affordable for a single person on

Productivity Commission Calls to Put People ‘At the Heart’ of Human Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 27th March 2018 -  A new Productivity Commission report has made a number of recommendations for reform in human services, hoping to put people “at the heart of service provision”. The Productivity

NFPs Join Forces to Call For Government Action on Housing Affordability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 20th March 2018 -  A coalition of not for profits has joined forces to call for a drastic reform of Australia’s housing system, to address rising homelessness and a shortfall of affordable housing.

Anglicare Says Support Service Cuts Are Hurting Asylum Seekers

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th March 2018 -  Asylum seekers are experiencing distress and further hardship because of recent cuts to a government support service, according to Anglicare. The Status Resolution Support Service

Australia’s Largest SIB To Forge New Path For Victorians Leaving Care

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st February 2018 -  Australia’s largest social impact bond to date has been launched in a bid to help young people leaving out-of-home care make a successful transition to adulthood and prevent youth

Rental Affordability Crisis Compromising People’s Right to a Home

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Australians on low incomes are struggling to pay rent and make ends meet, according to a new report which has prompted calls for the government to take urgent action on rental affordability

Treasurer Makes Housing a Budget Priority

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 -  Housing affordability is set to be a priority for the upcoming federal budget according to a speech made by Treasurer Scott Morrison which has been welcomed by the social sector. In

Labor Calls for Senate Inquiry Into Centrelink Robo-Debt ‘Debacle’ as Pensioners Targeted

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 18th January 2017 -  Labor will push for a Senate inquiry into the Centrelink robo-debt “debacle” when Parliament returns in February after revelations that the automated system will start targeting

Call to Prevent Charities Becoming ‘Dumping Ground’ for Unusable Goods

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 10th January 2017 -  Charity op-shops and the NSW environment minister are urging the public to help prevent turning charities into a “dumping ground” for unusable goods in the wake of the Christmas
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