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Jobs Market Blog Social Services Welfare

Recipients say JobSeeker payment not enough to live on

A majority of people say they cannot live on the JobSeeker rate, boosting calls for the welfare payment to be increased. Source: SBS News.

Social Services

Catholic Social Services strengthens connections with Canberra

Catholic Social Services Australia member agency leaders convened for a two-day advocacy event at Parliament House this week, strengthening connections with ministers, policymakers and senior advisers. 

Social Services

Shorten says Services Australia can be ‘rehumanised’ after Robodebt

Government Services Minister Bill Shorten says his Government is confident Services Australia can be “rehumanised”, as it considers the structure of the social services portfolio in response to the Robodebt royal commission findings. Source: Canberra Times.

In The Dioceses Social Services

Finally, a clothing store within Cooee

Residents of Wilcannia, a small town in northwestern New South Wales, can now shop locally for affordable and stylish clothes thanks to a new recycled clothing store set up by CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes.

Housing Social Services

Effective use of housing stock will help ease homelessness: CSSV

As the national conversation intensifies around housing supply, Catholic Social Services Victoria has released a discussion paper, encouraging creative solutions for utilising existing housing stock effectively.

Cost Of Living Social Services

Catholic Social Services welcomes rise in welfare payments

Catholic Social Services Australia says the passage of legislation to raise a number of welfare payments will provide targeted cost-of-living relief to about two million Australians that need it most.

Social Services

Help on the way for brides without a dress

In a gesture of support for Cairns brides heartbroken by a bridal shop’s shock closure, Centacare FNQ has offered its hand in support. Source: Cairns Post.

In The Dioceses Social Services

Merger marks new era for social services in Canberra-Goulburn

The historic merger of Marymead Child and Family Centre and CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn launches a new era for an agency with a rich history and clear vision for the future, says the organisation’s chief. Source: Catholic Voice.

First Nations Social Services

Catholic Social Services launches joint webinar series on Voice to Parliament

Catholic Social Services Victoria and Catholic Social Services Australia have opened registration for their three-part webinar series on this year’s Voice to Parliament referendum.