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Equal pay for community sector staff hangs in the balance

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th August 2020 -  The community services sector could lose upwards of $500 million if funding is not renewed  Community sector leaders fear a “massive dislocation” in community services as a federal

Setting your 2020 vision for government engagement – a checklist

Andrew Blyberg, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  As we kick off a new year, Andrew Blyberg from Fifty Acres looks ahead to the federal budget and shares a checklist to help not for profits craft a clear vision for 2020. Many organisations

Advocates ask, why are NDIS funds not being used to fix the scheme?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Disability groups have welcomed the federal government’s $528 million pledge for the disability royal commission but say a multi-billion dollar underspend of National Disability

What the social economy wants from the federal budget

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 -  The expected theme behind Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget, to be handed down on Tuesday, is a stronger economy and a secure future. But what does that mean for the social sector?

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The Budget – Beyond Economic Units

David Crosbie, Thursday, 10th May 2018 -  The 2018 federal budget is about winning a contest and getting re-elected writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia. When I listened to the prime minister and…

Everyone Deserves a Fair Crack at Happiness

John Falzon, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  The federal government has served up dollops of despair to those who are unemployed or underemployed, homeless or experiencing housing stress, writes St Vincent Paul Society National

Budget Sends Positive Signal for Impact Investing

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  The Australian government has committed to work in partnership to build the impact investment market to scale, in a move that is anticipated to “instil confidence and encourage

Disappointment Follows ‘Raid on Aid’ Budget

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  Aid organisations have reacted with frustration after the federal budget reduced Australia’s overseas aid contribution to its lowest level in history. Those hoping for a reprieve

Mental Health a Budget Winner

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  The federal government has made significant investments in mental health in this year’s budget, focused on suicide prevention, protecting older Australians and providing continuity

A Budget of Tax Cuts and Welfare Crackdown

Leon Gettler, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  A revenue windfall ahead of the looming general election has seen the government burnish its economic credentials by forecasting a $2.2 billion surplus in fiscal 2020. It will be

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. The
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