Presentation of the CSSA Awards 2011. Speeches and presentations given by Ms Cate Sydes and Mr Tony Davies, sponsored by Catholic Church Insurances Ltd.
CSSA would like to see the government take action on increasing the Newstart Allowance, improving housing affordability and removing disincentives for people to increase their workforce participation as solid outcomes following the 2-day Tax Forum held in Canberra over the past two days.
Catholic Social Services Australia welcomes with great enthusiasm the appointment of Monsignor David Cappo as Chair of the newly established National Mental Health Commission.
Australia’s Major Church Providers say that changes to eligibility for the Disability Support Pension will see a large number of people with disability relegated to live on $34 a day because the labour market is not ready and able to employ them.
Taking from the rich and giving to the poor isn't too popular these days, writes Paul O'Callaghan.
Catholic Social Services Australia welcomed the Government’s announcement of a “Supporting Australian Households” package to accompany its “Clean Energy Future” package on 10 July.
Housing researchers Dr Guy Johnson and Professor Chris Chamberlain have recently argued for a 'housing first' approach, that offers people permanent housing to homeless people without first putting conditions on their behaviour.
“Tonight’s Budget reflects a Government responding to the critical employment, skills and health issues concerning Australians. Many positive measures have been announced,” said Executive Director of CSSA, Mr Paul O’Callaghan.
The stand-out item in this year's Federal Budget is the long overdue upgrading of support for mental health, writes Paul O'Callaghan.
In a recent interview on ABC radio, the leader of the opposition argued that work isn't just about the economy, it's also about individual welfare and the social fabric. What he didn't want to see 'is people who might be participants in the economy just parked forever on welfare when there is an alternative'.