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Wealthy Tax Concessions Costing $68 Billion a Year

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th March 2018 -  Tax concessions for Australia’s wealthiest 20 per cent are costing more than $68 billion a year, while the bottom 20 per cent of Australians receive just $6.1 billion in concessions,

Silencing the Poor

Kasy Chambers, Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 -  By attacking charities and their ability to advocate, we’re creating a society where only those with power and access to start with have the ability to influence policy, writes Anglicare

Rental Affordability Crisis Compromising People’s Right to a Home

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Australians on low incomes are struggling to pay rent and make ends meet, according to a new report which has prompted calls for the government to take urgent action on rental affordability

Government Moves Forward on Affordable Housing

Wendy Williams, Friday, 10th March 2017 -  A new affordable housing plan to assist renters and those on lower incomes in accessing community housing has been given the green light by the federal government. Treasurer Scott

Welfare Charity Slams ‘Poverty Shaming’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th January 2017 -  Welfare charity Anglicare has condemned recent “poverty shaming” targeting elderly citizens in the wake of changes to the aged pension. In an opinion piece published by Fairfax

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

NFP Hits Back at Minister for Ignoring ‘Simple Mathematics’ of Newstart

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 27th September 2016 -  Social Services Minister Christian Porter has been accused of ignoring the gap between job vacancies and unemployed people after he said welfare groups calling for a Newstart increase

NFP Says Minority Government Could Be Good

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th July 2016 -  Not for Profit Anglicare Australia has argued that minority government could be a good thing. The peak social advocacy organisation argued on Tuesday that the political parties

Anglicare Australia Highlights the Value of Secure Work

Wendy Williams, Monday, 20th June 2016 -  Peak social advocacy organisation Anglicare Australia has released its election Position Paper on Secure Work, highlighting “the immense value of secure work” and calling for

Charities Call on Political Parties to Halve Homelessness

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 24th May 2016 -  Leading providers of homelessness services in Australia have joined forces to call on all political parties to make reducing homelessness a priority in the federal election campaign.

ACOSS National Conference – A Chance for Important Discussion

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th May 2014 -  As the community sector comes to terms with the recent Federal Budget, the Australian Council of Social Service will bring together representatives of the sector to develop a better…

Welfare Carries Budget Burden

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th May 2014 -  Welfare bodies nationally claim that those being asked to carry the greatest burden from the Federal Budget spending cuts are those who can least afford it. Representatives from…
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