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Budget Housing Poverty

Vinnies welcomes government funding for those doing it tough

The St Vincent de Paul Society has contacted leading ministers in the Albanese Government to commend them for driving policy change and financial commitments aimed at improving the wellbeing of many Australians who continue to struggle with daily demands.

Budget Cost Of Living

Budget bottom line improves but households remain under pressure

Australia’s Budget is on track for a small deficit but households remain under pressure with slow wage growth and no new cost of living support. Source: 9news.com.au.

Budget Politics

ACT Government to spend $50 million on transfer of Calvary hospital

There will be nearly $50 million spent on the transfer of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, the ACT Government’s Budget papers have revealed. Source: Canberra Times.

Budget Refugees

Budget ‘creates uncertainty’ about humanitarian intake

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum is concerned that the Albanese Government has not funded the expansion of Australia’s humanitarian program despite committing to raise the humanitarian intake to 27,000 places over four years at last year’s election. 

Budget

Catholic organisations respond to Budget with praise and criticism

More Catholic organisations have responded to the Albanese Government’s Budget, praising it for shining a spotlight on the cost-of-living crisis but cautioning that it will not be enough to alleviate the strain on many Australians. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Budget Politics

Budget delivers cost-of-living relief for millions of Australians

A modest increase in unemployment benefits and cheaper health care are the key pledges in a federal Budget tasked with helping the nation’s most vulnerable as living costs continue to hurt households. Source: ABC News.

Aged Care Budget Foreign Aid

Commitments to aged care ‘centrepiece of a positive Budget’

Catholic Health Australia and Caritas Australia have welcomed key commitments for the aged care sector and regional aid in the Albanese Government’s Budget.

Budget Cost Of Living Housing

Rent assistance has no effect on housing affordability: Anglicare

An increase in Commonwealth rent assistance has been mooted as a Budget measure to ease the housing crisis for those on lower incomes, but Anglicare Australia has warned the payment is not “fit for purpose” and has no effect on affordability. Source: The Guardian.

Budget Cost Of Living

ACOSS chief says Budget’s electricity bill relief insufficient

Almost $15 billion in cost-of-living relief over four years will be at the centre of the Albanese Government’s second Budget, but a key element – electricity bill relief – is being criticised as insufficient and short-lived. Source: ABC News.