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.
'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.
The Social Inclusion Agenda: Where it came from, what it means, and why it matters.
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.
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.
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.
Executive Director of CSSA, Mr Frank Quinlan comments on the 2009/10 Federal Budget and its impact on the community sector.
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.
Executive Director of CSSA, Frank Quinlan, is asked for his opinion on changes to Child Support.
Interview: Frank Quinlan on ABC Radio National (The World Today) - More on Tax Changes and Charities
Government appeals for patience over tax plan.