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Budget Social Services

Budget falls short of meeting needs of poorest

Catholic social services agencies say the Albanese Government’s Budget has not gone far enough in alleviating poverty and helping vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians. 

Social Services

Social services advocate to take up new challenge

Catholic Social Services Australia announced yesterday that Monique Earsman will be stepping down from her role as executive director, effective May 31.

Budget Social Services

Catholic Social Services calls for rise in social safety net payments

Catholic Social Services Australia has urged the Albanese Government to use the upcoming Budget to raise the rate of social safety net payments and strengthen support systems to improve the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable people.

Family Violence Social Services

Domestic violence support service blocked from applying for extra funding

A Catholic organisation that helps women fleeing domestic violence in the New South Wales Central West says it is being blocked from applying for extra funding for staff and resources. Source: ABC News.

Employment Social Services

Government urged to reform employment services in Budget

Catholic Social Services Australia is among 23 organisations that have signed a letter calling for the Albanese Government to “commit to wholesale reform of employment services”. Source: AAP.

Inequality Social Services

Gap between haves and have-nots widens

The gap between Australia’s haves and have-nots has widened in the past two decades, with a new report revealing the average household wealth of the top 10 per cent has grown much faster since 2003 than the lowest 60 per cent. Source: The New Daily.

Social Services

Catholic Social Services calls for welfare boost

Catholic Social Services Australia is calling on the Commonwealth Government to increase the rate of JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, and related payments to at least the rate of the Age Pension, which is just under $80 per day.

Social Services Victoria

Report demonstrates ‘the Church at work in the world’

Catholic Social Services Victoria has today released a report that maps out the work of its 40 member organisations, demonstrating “the Church at work in the world”.

Social Services

Why social service delivery must switch from ‘choice to voice’

Public policy expert Mark Considine says Australia’s current approach to social service delivery is failing the people it is meant to support and protect. Source: Melbourne Catholic.