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CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes opens safe space for separated families
Separated Broken Hill families now have a safe space to spend time as a group, thanks to CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes’ new children’s contact service. Source: ABC News.
Report finds low-income families struggle in summer heat
Almost two-thirds of people on income support are struggling to keep their homes cool in sweltering summer temperatures, an Australian Council of Social Service report has found. Source: News.com.au.
MacKillop Family Services releases second Reconciliation Action Plan
MacKillop Family Services has launched its second Reconciliation Action Plan, coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.
Catholic Social Services says housing crisis a nationwide disaster
Catholic Social Services Australia says the housing crisis is an Australian-wide disaster affecting everyone from the unemployed through to double-income families.
‘Technology divide’ restricting access to services, Senate inquiry told
Australians facing poverty are more likely to be restricted with services like Centrelink because of the technology divide, a Senate inquiry has heard. Source: The Australian.
Catholic sector welcomes plan to establish welfare payments panel
Catholic Social Services Australia has welcomed Albanese Government plans to establish an independent panel to annually review support payments such as JobSeeker and parenting payments ahead of each federal Budget.
Tougher regulations on the cards for ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes
Catholic Social Services Australia has welcomed plans by the Albanese Government to tighten regulations around the “buy now, pay later” industry.
Low-income and disadvantaged hardest hit by ballooning HECS debts
Catholic Social Services Australia says the Albanese Government’s review of policy, funding and governance issues within the tertiary sector must look at student loans and repayment mechanisms, particularly for low-paid and disadvantaged former students.
Program brings prisoners and their families together
A CatholicCare Tasmania program is helping prisoners strengthen their relationships with their children and build positive connections with their families and communities. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.