Tag : Federal Budget

ACOSS Says Government Faces ‘Choice’ to Either Fund Services or Cut Taxes

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th February 2018 -  Australia’s welfare peak body has urged the government to strongly invest in social services in the upcoming federal budget, rather than introducing “unjustified” tax cuts.

UCA Funds Management Hosts NFP Budget Overview

Contributor, Wednesday, 17th May 2017 -  The second annual post-budget not-for-profit breakfast hosted by UCA Funds Management and event partners produced a combination of insightful comments and more reflective analysis

State Budget Versus Federal Budget: A Tale of Two Cities

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 16th May 2017 -  The level of disconnect between federal and state governments’ priorities when it comes to the social sector means the most vulnerable are falling through the gaps, a spokesperson

Plebiscite ‘Back from the Dead?’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 11th May 2017 -  The allocation of funding in Tuesday’s federal budget for the controversial marriage equality plebiscite  –  killed off by the Senate last year – has raised eyebrows…

Commonwealth to Fund Social Impact Investing

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The federal government will partner with the states and territories and other stakeholders to trial social impact investing (SII) to determine the effectiveness of outcomes-focused…


Is This a Fair Budget?

David Crosbie, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The federal budget of so called “fairness” has in some ways reset the government’s priorities and reflects the influence the charity sector can have through effective advocacy,

Treasurer Says Budget 2017 Offers Fairness, Opportunity and Security

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 -  The federal government has unveiled its 2017 budget with Treasurer Scott Morrison describing it as a budget of “fairness, opportunity and security” – making housing and homelessness

Homelessness and the Federal Budget

Heather Holst, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 -  There is no sign of the housing crisis abating without serious policy intervention and leadership from the Commonwealth, including provision for more public and social housing

Federal Budget 2017 Through the Eyes of People on Lower Incomes

Contributor, Friday, 5th May 2017 -  Treasurer Scott Morrison will be the keynote speaker at the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) Post Budget Breakfast on 15 May. Find out more and book your tickets here.

Tough Times?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 13th April 2017 -  There are flaws in Australia’s “tough times” narrative and concerned charities should understand that this discourse is not about our economy but about politics, writes

Legal Assistance Sector Facing Federal Budget ‘Disaster’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  Even with the average Australian lawyer contributing a full week of work every year for free, it’s not enough to fix Australia’s legal assistance funding crisis, which is set…

Thousands Campaign Against Community Radio Cuts

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 10th May 2016 -  More than 17,000 people have signed a petition calling on the federal government to reverse $1.4 million in budget cuts to community radio across Australia. The community broadcasting
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