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The Economic Horror

John Falzon, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 -  If any government is serious about fighting inequality instead of boosting and buttressing it, it must start by listening to the people who bear the brunt of inequality, writes Dr

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

Penalty Rate Cuts Will Build Inequality

Wendy Williams, Friday, 30th June 2017 -  Cutting weekend penalty rates will not create jobs but will build inequality, according to social sector organisations which say they remain “deeply opposed” to the landmark cuts.

NFP Calls for Asylum Seeker Safety as Manus Set to Close

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 16th May 2017 -  Asylum seekers on Manus Island must be brought to safety, according to not for profits speaking in the wake of reports that the more than 800 men have been told they must leave the Australian-funded

Calls for Parliament to Stand Firm and Oppose Zombie Cuts

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has called on the Federal Parliament to “stand firm” against cuts to the incomes of some of Australia’s poorest people, as proposed childcare reforms

Centrelink Should Not Be Government ‘Weapon’ of Deficit Reduction

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 12th January 2017 -  Vinnies has joined the chorus of welfare organisations demanding the government suspend the Centrelink debt recovery system, saying it should not be viewed as a “weapon” of deficit

Housing Affordability Must be Linked to Infrastructure Agenda

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 6th October 2016 -  Any new strategies to address housing affordability and homelessness should be linked to Australia’s infrastructure agenda, according to sector leaders at a community forum in

Government to ‘Revolutionise’ Approach to Welfare Spending

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 20th September 2016 -  The Coalition has revealed a new plan for social security spending with the aim of ending welfare-dependency among at-risk groups, but it has already drawn criticism from community

Budget 2016: Entrenching Inequality

John Falzon, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  The treasurer wants Australians to live within our means. But this budget does nothing to give ordinary people the means to live, writes Dr John Falzon, national CEO of the St Vincent

NFPs Share Federal Budget Wish List

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th February 2016 -  Major Not for Profits and peak bodies have called on the Federal Government to deliver secure housing, a fair health care system and income adequacy as a priority in this year’s budget.…

Government’s Plan to Tackle Housing Affordability

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 8th January 2016 -  The Turnbull government’s announcement that it will set up a working group to investigate innovative ways to improve the availability of affordable housing has been welcomed…

Plan Needed to Help Unemployed

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 19th October 2015 -  Australia needs a jobs plan to create sustainable employment for people who are falling through the cracks, according to the St Vincent de Paul Society. St Vincent de Paul Society…
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