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News Shorts: $620m health security funding boost, social sector Voice campaign launches, new charity-led business coalition and more

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Wednesday, 1st March 2023 -  All the news you need to know from around the sector.

$620 million announced for regional neighbours

Southeast Asia and the Pacific are set to receive a $620 million boost, with the

Welfare support crucial to passing of IR bill

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 28th November 2022 -  The sector’s hard work in advocating for the rights of those on welfare pays off. Senate kingmaker David Pocock is signalling he will support the federal government’s industrial

2022 federal budget wrap

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Wednesday, 26th October 2022 -  The final verdicts are in, with climate, housing and families coming out on top, while the sector criticised a lack of funding for refugee services, NDIS and social welfare. The Albanese

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 warns against government’s ‘unprecedented’ tax cuts

Luke Michael, Monday, 24th June 2019 -  The Morrison government’s plan to give people on $200,000 a tax cut of $11,000 a year will guarantee funding cuts to essential services and hurt society’s most vulnerable, the Australian

Stronger together in tackling Australia’s challenges

Cassandra Goldie, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  Now the political fate of the country has been decided, the Morrison government has some very big challenges ahead that can only be overcome by working together, writes the CEO of the

‘The evidence is in’: Australians want an increase to Newstart

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  The majority of Australians agree there should be an increase to Newstart, a new poll has shown. The Essential Research poll, commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service,

What community services want: An end to the cuts

Cassandra Goldie, Friday, 12th April 2019 -  Healthy, inclusive, thriving communities need quality, secure community services, writes ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie, as part of a series of articles looking at what the social

Repeated failure to support people on the lowest incomes

Cassandra Goldie, Thursday, 11th April 2019 -  This year’s federal budget was an extreme disappointment, writes Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service, ahead of their upcoming post-budget breakfast.

Demands for Jobactive Overhaul

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  The government’s outsourced jobseeker program has been slammed by a Senate committee, which found the scheme did not help people find work and in some cases acted as a barrier to employment.

Report Highlights Entrenched Australian Poverty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th October 2018 -  With millions living below the breadline in Australia, a peak welfare body is calling for a complete overhaul of the employment system, at least two days a week of subsidised childcare
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