2-4 April 2019
ACOSS Government turns its back on people who have the least, and guarantees more cuts to essential services — The Government confirms its vision for our country is cuts, tax cuts for people who don’t need them, guaranteeing more cuts in future to essential services and our safety net for people who rely on them,’’ ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie said tonight in response to the 2019 Budget.
Anglicare Australia Budget a lost opportunity to tackle poverty — Anglicare Australia has called this Budget a lost opportunity to tackle poverty. Instead, we’ve had another Budget that pits Australians against each and other ignores those most in need.
ProBono Australia What the social economy wants from the federal budget / Wendy Williams — The expected theme behind Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget, to be handed down on Tuesday, is a stronger economy and a secure future. But what does that mean for the social sector?
Settlement Council of Asutralia (SCoA) This week’s Federal Budget was a “mixed bag” for newly arrived refugees and migrants, and for the settlement sector.
St Vincent de Paul Society – Vinnies Budget Response: Tough but cruel / Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon, says the 2014-2015 Federal Budget is deeply offensive to the people for whom every day is already a battle. “The government would like us to believe that this Budget is tough but fair but for the people who struggle to make ends meet it can only be described as being tough but cruel.
Salvation Army – Dinner or Lights Tonight? Budget Calculator — A recent survey of our welfare clients has shown that people who received government income support had $119 a week1 to live on, after paying for housing. We heard of one family who had to choose between either eating dinner or leaving the lights on in the evening, just to make ends meet.
Uniting Church Australia (Insights) [UCA] responds to 2019 Budget — … While the government is using the budget to brandish its economic credentials in an election year, church groups and aid agencies have expressed concern that several key areas have not seen a boost in spending despite an improved economic forecast.
World Vision This (foreign aid spending) is not surprising from a government who have lost sight of our nation’s role as a global neighbour and treated our aid program like an ATM.
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