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Labor’s budget reply goes big on aged care, similar on much else

Contributor, Friday, 1st April 2022 -  If elected, Anthony Albanese will deliver a fresh 2022 budget within months. His budget reply speech suggests much of it will be little different, writes University of Canberra professor

The leadership crisis facing Australia

Kasy Chambers, Thursday, 31st March 2022 -  This should have been a landmark budget. Yet the biggest issues facing the nation have barely registered, writes Anglicare Australia executive director Kasy Chambers who calls

Welfare sector slams band-aid budget

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Welfare advocates say Tuesday’s budget falls far short of real solutions The election year budget has seen a firmly mixed reaction from welfare advocates, who while cautiously welcoming

INFOGRAPHIC: Budget 2022 at a glance

Contributor, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Take a look at our budget infographic where we breakdown the winners and losers, the 10 things you need to know and what the sector has to say about this year’s federal budget.…

Federal budget ignores young people and our future

Ashley Oehler, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Overall, the budget demonstrates the clear lack of consideration for young people, writes Ashley Oehler in their youth take on the budget. The 2022 federal budget is important for

‘It has not delivered’: First Nations advocates condemn pre-election budget

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  This is despite Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt saying the Morrison government has embarked on one of the “most ambitious” Indigenous policy reform agendas Aboriginal

First homeowners win big, but renters left behind

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  “This budget is beyond disappointing… it completely abandons the hundreds of thousands of renters across the country in financial stress.”    Support for medium and low-income

Billions of dollars and a lost opportunity for the climate

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Climate groups say this year’s federal budget fails to deliver any meaningful spending on halting climate change  With no direct funding for renewables, and vague promises on long-term

Foreign aid falls flat but advocates welcome lift in Afghan refugee intake

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Increasing the number of places for people fleeing from Afghanistan has been welcomed, but the budget has been labelled “a missed opportunity for fairness” with refugees and people

What goes into preparing the federal budget?

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 29th March 2022 -  Tuesday sees the treasurer step up to present his 2022 budget, with the Opposition presenting a budget reply later in the week. Neil Pharaoh examines the process of getting to budget

What the social sector will be looking for in the 2022 federal budget

Wendy Williams, Monday, 28th March 2022 -  We speak to sector leaders to find out what the for-purpose sector would like to see in the federal budget and where they think the priorities should lie. With a federal election around

Budget priorities, workforce coordination and our Booris, our way

Contributor, Monday, 21st February 2022 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


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