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Short-term budget leaves young people out of COVID-19 recovery

Katherine Ellis, Thursday, 13th May 2021 -  The budget should have included significantly more investments focused on the longer-term, that would benefit young people who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19,

A welcome investment in the care economy… but many left behind

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  After years of austerity, a pandemic and a recession, the 2021 federal budget has provided much-welcomed, and much-needed, investment in the care economy. But advocates warn many

INFOGRAPHIC: The 2021 budget at a glance

Contributor, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  A visual summary of what the federal budget means for you, including a look at the winners, losers and what the sector has to say about it.

‘Like fixing a bullet wound with a bandaid’: Environment left high and dry in budget

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The environment has emerged as one of the biggest losers of this year’s budget  With no direct funding for renewables, and all hopes pinned on a gas-fired recovery, environmental

The Digital Economy Strategy is not enough to close the country’s digital divide

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  “In order to make Australia a leading digital economy, we must ensure all Australians are able to participate in that economy” The government’s Digital Economy Strategy has left

Advocates slam government’s claims of an NDIS cost blowout

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The Morrison government is pushing to make the NDIS more affordable   Disability groups have welcomed a $13.2 billion boost to the National Disability Insurance Scheme outlined

Excitement and disappointment in Australia’s first care economy budget

David Hayward, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  This year’s federal budget offers the biggest single injection of federal money into the care economy in living memory and brings with it an opportunity that we must not let slip away,

Women a focus in this year’s budget, but funding falls short

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  This year’s budget has seen an increased focus on women, their safety, and their health. But advocates say it is far from revolutionary.  While the 2020 budget was criticised for its

Pre-budget brief: ‘The government must ensure that people aren’t left behind’

Cassandra Goldie, Monday, 10th May 2021 -  Cassandra Goldie provides a run through of what the Australian Council of Social Service is looking for in this week’s federal budget. As we head towards the federal budget, First

What’s the price of community resilience?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th May 2021 -  A new set of priorities is emerging for governments around the need to build resilient communities, but focusing on the physical infrastructure is only a small part of the community

Funding uncertainty causing headaches for NFP sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th November 2020 -  New analysis shows charities desperately desire greater funding flexibility and certainty The funding of social services is in need of structural reform to offer greater certainty

‘Silent heroes’ of 2020 left on the sidelines by the budget

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  MP Andrew Leigh say the government “doesn’t seem to realise” the contribution that charities make, as Labor outlines its vision for a fairer society in its budget reply speech
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