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Friday, 30 July 2010

What welfare policies?

In June the Government passed a bill extending blanket welfare quarantining from a handful of trial sites to the entire Northern Territory and then across the country.

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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Beating poverty is up to the Government

'Poverty alleviation is a national goal that should be financed by the national government,' argues the Henry report. And with this short sentence the Report cuts through years of evasion and obfuscation. Poverty is back on the agenda, and it's the Federal Government's responsibility.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Social Inclusion Paper Launch - Bishop Pat Power

The Social Inclusion Agenda: Where it came from, what it means, and why it matters.

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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Irresponsible Reporting Misleads on Welfare Quarantining

The Australian Newspaper’s front page report (15/12/09) on a recent welfare quarantining study is misleading and irresponsible. It was supported by similar reporting the same morning on ABC radio.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Doorstop Parliament House - Major Church Providers - Government Must Maintain Social Housing Commitments

Representatives from the major church providers of social services urge the Government to at least maintain current commitments to social housing in light of possible cuts to the stimulus package.

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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Communities represent more than dollar values

Executive Director of CSSA, Mr Frank Quinlan comments on the impact of government purchasing arrangements for programs and community services on communities and the social services sector.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

2009/10 Budget Stumbles on Social Inclusion

Executive Director of CSSA, Mr Frank Quinlan comments on the 2009/10 Federal Budget and its impact on the community sector.

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Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Tax Changes and Church and Charitable Organisations

For many, the term “Salary Packaging” conjures images of high salaried executives enjoying benefits such as luxury cars and restaurant meals and other “fringe benefits” while avoiding paying their fair share of income tax.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Interview: Frank Quinlan on ABC Radio (Breakfast with Adam Spencer) - Child Support Changes

Executive Director of CSSA, Frank Quinlan, is asked for his opinion on changes to Child Support.

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Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Interview: Frank Quinlan on ABC Radio National (The World Today) - More on Tax Changes and Charities

Government appeals for patience over tax plan.