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Finding ground, new policy networks and a holiday message for government

Contributor, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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With federal parliament this week set to debate the government’s plan to cut income support at Christmas

State budgets, a social housing construction blitz, and 16 days to end gender-based violence

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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ACOSS pays tribute to the determination of all who campaigned and challenged their unlawful debts via

The coronavirus supplement, 100 Families WA, and the value of the not-for profit sector

Contributor, Monday, 31st August 2020 -  A fortnightly roundup of the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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More than 80 per cent of community service workers surveyed about the coronavirus

We rise and fall together

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  Helping vulnerable Australians when times get tough and preventing people falling through the cracks is not just compassionate – it’s wise, writes Community Sector Banking CEO

Disability Advocates Welcome New Social Services Ministers

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th August 2018 -  Disability advocates have welcomed the appointments of Paul Fletcher and Sarah Henderson as social services ministers, after outgoing minister Dan Tehan was moved to education

Sector Calls for Social Services Stability After Prentice Dumped

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th May 2018 -  Social sector leaders have called for greater stability in the social services portfolio, after Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice lost

Victoria Invests in Social Service Change

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th November 2016 -  The Victorian Government is investing in the future of social services, with new funding to support a leading research and teaching institute at RMIT University. The Future Social

Budget 2016: Welfare Safety Net But Sector Warns Budget Locks in Harsh Cuts

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 -  The federal government budget will establish a welfare safety net along with a $96.1 million fund aimed at reducing the number welfare recipients. But the welfare sector has warned

Budget 2016: Slogan Pushes Jobs and Growth

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 -  Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has delivered his first federal budget describing it is an economic plan for the future, addressing jobs, tax reform, superannuation changes and

Turnbull’s Surprise Social Services Shuffle

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 30th September 2015 -  Surprise changes to Social Services Minister Christian Porter’s portfolio will see him focus mainly on disability and the rollout of the $22 billion National Disability…

Who is Christian Porter?

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 -  Just who is Australia’s newest Minister for Social Services and what can the Not for Profit sector expect from WA MP Christian Porter? Journalist Xavier Smerdon investigates.

States Delaying Homelessness Funding – Morrison

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 7th July 2015 -  Federal Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison, has accused four State Governments of delaying the delivery of more than $135 million in homelessness funding. Morrison announced…
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