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Anti-Poverty Week, Paying to Work, and the Cost of Living in the NT

Contributor, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


ACOSS kicked off Anti-Poverty Week with its Post-Budget Webinar on Monday. MC Patricia Karvelas, presenter

Senate backs calls for a review of rent assistance payments

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  This follows research showing 170,000 Australian homes were left with less than $35 a day after paying rent The Senate is calling on the federal government to review the level of Commonwealth

Housing Affordability Measures Going ‘Backwards’ Minister Warns

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th October 2016 -  Australia’s affordable housing measures so far have gone backwards and meeting current challenges needs the joint effort of all levels of government, the assistant minister for…

How the Private Sector Can Help End Poverty

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 19th October 2016 -  The private sector can play a powerful role in addressing poverty, and has the responsibility to do so, according to both not-for-profit and business leaders during Anti-Poverty

Cashless Welfare Card Should be Halted – Welfare Experts

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 12th October 2015 -  Welfare experts have called on the Australian Senate to “push the pause” button on the government’s cashless welfare card trial. As the country marks Anti-Poverty…


Aged Care – Big and Small – Both are Beautiful

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th October 2013 -  A recent influx of private providers into the aged-care industry and the introduction of government reforms are creating a competitive and challenging environment, writes Lisa…

Action Needed For Disadvantaged Families – Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th October 2013 -  Sustained poverty in early childhood can affect children’s mental and physical health and development, a report by The Benevolent Society has revealed. The report, Acting

Anglicare Reveals Aussie ‘Food Shock’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 16th October 2012 - 
A new report reveals that 45,000 households using Anglicare services are food insecure.  New research estimates that 45,000 households using Anglicare Emergency Relief…


Where’s the Gender Equality for Sole Parents?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 16th October 2012 -  Gender and class equality should go hand in hand says John Falzon, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council Chief Executive and a member of the Australian Social Inclusion Board…

Poverty a Persistent Problem in Australia – Report

Lina Caneva, Monday, 15th October 2012 - 
A new ACOSS report reveals that one in eight people in Australia are living in poverty. 
One in eight people are living in poverty in Australia…

Newstart Recipients Living in Poverty

Staff Reporter, Friday, 21st October 2011 -  If their income was reduced to $243 per week – the unemployment payment – more than 60% of Australians would stop buying fresh food and almost half would not visit a doctor…

Uncovering Australia’s Real Cost of Living

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th October 2011 -  In Australia’s two-speed economy, cost of living pressures for some poorer households have far outpaced CPI figures and are exposing more people to the risk of falling into…
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