January 2019 – Extract
Anglicare Australia Network releases: Valuing people at every age
You’d have to have been hiding under a rock for the last few months not to have noticed the attention that Australia’s aged care system has been getting. The public attention began in earnest with the ABC’s 4 Corners programme in September and the resultant Royal Commission opened this month in Adelaide…
National Office News: The Anglicare Australia Review, Federal Budget, position statements, and more
Anglicare Australia has released the 2019 edition of our annual publication, The Anglicare Australia Review.
The Review showcases our achievements as a network over the past year, highlighting our national award winners and honourable mentions, conferences and events, and our key advocacy achievements.
Conveying our story through the eyes and voices of Anglicare clients, staff, communities and volunteers, The Review so capably illustrates how effective, tailored, caring and compassionate responses to people and communities should look…
Anglicare Australia launches position statements
Anglicare Australia is developing a range of position statements to communicate our position on key issues facing the Network. These will be released throughout 2019.
Position statements are developed by Anglicare Australia, drawing on our existing positions and consultations with the Network. These statements will be reviewed regularly.
The following position statements are now available:
- Adequate income
- Affordable housing
- Children and young people
- Mental health
- People with disability
- Secure work
Urgent action needed on inequality
Anglicare Australia has called for urgent action on inequality following reports of a widening wealth gap in Australia.
Kasy Chambers, Anglicare Australia executive director said that inequality was not only real, but a choice.
“The latest figures from Oxfam show us that inequality is real – and worse still, it’s a choice,” she said…
Anglicare Australia makes submission to the 2019-20 Federal Budget
Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the 2019-20 Federal Budget, due to be handed down in April.
The context for the next Federal Budget is an Australia facing growing inequality, and where the cost of living is rising faster than wages or income support. That’s why it’s critical that the tax and transfer system is reformed, and that income support payments are raised and restructured. These are key recommendations in our submission…
Anglicare Network News
Upcoming Anglicare Australia network meetings
This year is well underway with a number of Anglicare Australia’s special interest networks settling on the time and place for their next network meetings and forums.
The Research Network and the Media and Communications Network will meet on Tuesday February 26 and Wednesday February 27 in Sydney. Both networks will participate in a joint session on the findings of Anglicare Australia’s 2018 State of the Family research, and the Media and Communications Network will have a training session on crisis communications and issues management…
Life is brimming with many major events, occasions and milestones planned for well ahead of time. It’s interesting however, how we avoid planning for life’s biggest and most inevitable event; ageing…
The SA state government and AnglicareSA will pilot a ground-breaking new early intervention program specifically developed for families at risk of having their children enter the child protection system…
A powerful reshaping of Australia’s youth labour market has ushered in an era of extreme job insecurity for the nation’s youth. Young Australians are far more likely to work part-time than 40 years ago…
3Es to Freedom, Anglicare North Coast
Welcome to our series of profiles on the winners and highly commended of the Anglicare Australia 2018 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence. These profiles are featured in the 2019 Anglicare Australia Review…
SOURCE: Anglicare Australia. “Aspect.” January 2019.
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