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COVID-19 creates new barriers for disadvantaged jobseekers

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th October 2020 -  New analysis shows there are 106 jobseekers for each entry-level job in Australia                                              The federal government’s privatised employment services program is failing vulnerable jobseekers,

Op-shops are opening back up, but it’s not business as usual

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  We take a look at the challenges charities face as op-shops reopen their doors  When COVID-19 hit, charity op-shops were, like most other businesses, forced to shut their doors. This

Senate committee says JobSeeker Payment must be raised

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st May 2020 -  But the Coalition has rejected calls for a welfare boost  The federal government needs to increase the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance and Parenting Payment to ensure welfare

‘You can’t pay half a bill’: Temporary welfare boost not enough for low-income renters

Luke Michael, Thursday, 30th April 2020 -  Rental Affordability Snapshot reveals a chronic shortage of affordable rentals Less than 2 per cent of Australian rentals are affordable for people on the JobSeeker Payment, even

Changes to JobKeeper payment labelled a win-win for charities

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th April 2020 -  Community sector leaders say it will make a big difference during coronavirus Charities will now be able to exclude government funding in the JobKeeper turnover test, opening up

Entry-level jobs for disadvantaged Aussies continue to shrink

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  Anglicare Australia’s latest report reveals entry-level jobs are tougher to find and more competitive to land   Chris is required to apply for 20 jobs a month to prevent being cut

Rental crisis worsens for low-income earners

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th April 2019 -  Australia’s rental affordability crisis is only getting worse, with new research revealing the number of affordable homes for people on welfare is dwindling. Anglicare’s annual

Robo-debt Faces Up to Landmark Court Case

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  The social sector has thrown its support behind Victoria Legal Aid’s “landmark” challenge of the controversial automated debt recovery system, known as robo-debt. Victoria Legal

Calls to Remove Charity Status of Abusive Organisations   

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 -  Charities involved in institutional abuse that fail to enter the national redress scheme should lose their charitable status, abuse survivors say amid the prime minister’s national

Disadvantaged Jobseekers Facing Lack of Entry-Level Jobs

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th October 2018 -  Entry-level jobs for disadvantaged jobseekers are drying up, according to new analysis which reveals more than four people are competing for each low-skilled job in Australia.    

Concerns Over Wait Time For Home Care Packages

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  Aged-care groups are questioning the effectiveness of the federal government’s home care funding boost, saying more needs to be done to address the long periods people are waiting

Centrelink Service Automation is Failing, Study Shows

Paul Carter, Monday, 25th June 2018 -  Centrelink’s move to automate some services is failing its clients, and costing more time and money, an Anglicare Australia study shows. Executive director Kasy Chambers said it
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