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‘This budget falls drastically short for Australians doing it tough’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  The social sector has expressed its disappointment over the federal budget which it says leave too many behind The Morrison government’s message to Australians was that “we have

INFOGRAPHIC: Budget 2020 at a glance

Contributor, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Wanting to see what the 2020 federal budget means for the social sector? Take a look at our infographic for a quick breakdown of the winners, losers and the facts you need to know.  …

This budget will only work if business and consumers play ball

Contributor, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  The government is begging business to chance its hand and invest, so that activity and jobs can be restored ASAP: the question is whether it will feel confident to do so, writes Michelle

What the social sector will be looking for on budget night

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th October 2020 -  We speak to experts across the sector about what they are hoping to see  It’s being hailed as one of the most important federal budgets in 75 years. A far cry from the surplus budget a year

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

Danielle Kutchel, 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?

Opinion

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
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