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Election 2022: what have the major parties promised?

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  We take a look at the announcements made so far on the issues of relevance to our sector. We’ve passed the halfway point of this campaign and we’re just a few short weeks away from the federal

Election 2022: What the sector wants

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  The 2022 federal election is rapidly approaching. Each day, candidates from across the political spectrum lay out their agenda. But how does that fit with yours? Pro Bono News has

The leadership crisis facing Australia

Kasy Chambers, Thursday, 31st March 2022 -  This should have been a landmark budget. Yet the biggest issues facing the nation have barely registered, writes Anglicare Australia executive director Kasy Chambers who calls

Welfare sector slams band-aid budget

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Welfare advocates say Tuesday’s budget falls far short of real solutions The election year budget has seen a firmly mixed reaction from welfare advocates, who while cautiously welcoming

Budget priorities, workforce coordination and our Booris, our way

Contributor, Monday, 21st February 2022 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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ACOSS has called on the federal government to prioritise investment into critical services and boosting

Can the Cashless Debit Card evolve from being a blunt compliance tool?

David Tennant, Wednesday, 12th January 2022 -  David Tennant and Gerard Brody take a look at the somewhat murky evolution of the Cashless Debit Card scheme and what the future holds for it.  In late October, a small but important

Social sector endures another COVID-filled year, but continues to drive change – 2021 in review

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st December 2021 -  As we enter the final stages of 2021, Luke Michael looks back at the key moments that shaped the social sector this year.    In last year’s review, we wrote that no one could have predicted

The job market is bouncing back, but not for everyone

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 21st October 2021 -  New data finds there are 27 jobseekers across Australia competing for each entry-level job While many are labelling Australia’s low unemployment rate a success, new analysis from

Child poverty is a policy choice

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 18th October 2021 -  Ending child poverty requires greater financial assistance for parents and carers, and a renewed political appetite for change, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence

Sector pays tribute to Greens senator Rachel Siewert

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th August 2021 -  The Western Australian senator will retire from politics at the next federal election after 16 years of service  Social sector leaders are paying tribute to Rachel Siewert, whose

The problem with employment services: providers profit more than job seekers

Contributor, Wednesday, 21st July 2021 -  The current system is premised on competition, not collaboration, and does not provide the support both job seekers and employers need, writes Martin Loosemore. The federal government

Resisting robo-governance

Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran, Thursday, 8th July 2021 -  Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran raises a red flag on the issue of robodebt and how the government is expanding similar AI experimentation across the social welfare sector. The Morrison
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