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Wellbeing budget could put a dent in youth homelessness

Jason Juretic, Monday, 24th October 2022 -  The federal government’s budget offers an opportunity to improve the lives of young people in Australia. An estimated 761,000 or one in six children live below the poverty

Increase to Australia’s Pacific aid

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 24th October 2022 -  Sector welcomes federal government’s increase to aid funding in the Pacific. Australia will step up its aid commitment to the Pacific, with the government announcing a boost in funding

Financial impact of timely NDIS funding for housing and support

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 17th August 2022 -  A focus on short-term budget wins will cost the NDIS billions in longer term support costs, while keeping people with disability living in unsuitable housing, writes Di Winkler.

Australia is getting a wellbeing budget: what we can – and can’t – learn from New Zealand

Contributor, Wednesday, 13th July 2022 -  Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers has confirmed Australia will follow Aotearoa New Zealand’s example and put wellbeing at the centre of the national budget. So what is a wellbeing budget?

Election 2022: What the sector wants

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  The 2022 federal election is rapidly approaching. Each day, candidates from across the political spectrum lay out their agenda. But how does that fit with yours? Pro Bono News has

Mental health measures aim high but miss crucial marks

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  The government’s mental health commitments are wide-ranging, but fail to address some crucial areas. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg described the effects of mental illness as “completely

State budgets, helping the community get the jab and Queensland’s housing crisis

Contributor, Monday, 31st May 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


This week, ACOSS released a post-budget gender analysis examining the impact of the federal budget on

A media release is NOT a budget response…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 24th May 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh makes the case for not for profits to call it quits with their post-budget media releases.  With budget season upon us, federal, state and territory governments are handing

Budget responses, human rights-based approaches and costly youth justice reforms

Contributor, Tuesday, 18th May 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


ACOSS has prepared preliminary analysis on the federal budget, which includes briefing on income support,

Disappointing budgets, casualised employment and take me to your board

Contributor, Monday, 26th October 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


In response to the recent federal budget, ACOSS highlighted that while it provided a glimmer for hope on

A broken promise on humanitarian policy

Jana Favero, Tuesday, 13th October 2020 -  The Morrison government’s budget is a missed opportunity on the value of people seeking asylum to Australia’s recovery and goes back on previous negotiations, writes

Short-term gain, long-term pain for young people

Tiana Sixsmith, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  In a special budget edition of our Youth Matters column, Tiana Sixsmith unpacks what the federal budget means for young people. As we sit in the depths of a recession and a pandemic that
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