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Mental health sector calls COAG to action

Catholic Social Services Australia joined many other organisations within the mental health sector to call on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to renew its joint commitment to Australia’s mental health by setting real and measurable targets for National Mental Health Reform. The open letter to COAG outlined areas in which specific targets should be set, including: early intervention and prevention, participation in education, suicide, levels of stigma and awareness, levels of social participation and timely access to necessary and effective services.

Last updated: 6 December 2012

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Going Without: Financial Hardship in Australia

A new NATSEM report commissioned by the Major Church Providers of social services in Australia shows some people living on the dole are living in such poverty, that their chances of getting a job are seriously limited. The Major Church Providers include Anglicare Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia, The Salvation Army, UnitingCare Australia.

Last updated: 27 August 2012

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Equal Remuneration Case (C2010/3131)

Joint Submission by the Commonwealth and the Applicants – Statement of Support expressing support for the joint submission of the Australian Services Union and the Commonwealth Government to Fair Work Australia in this matter. Further, CSSA welcomes the Federal Government’s stated commitment to fund ‘its share’ of a wage increase.

Last updated: 7 December 2011

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Application by the ASU & Ors for an equal remuneration order for award employees in the Social, Community and Disability Services Sector

Catholic Social Services Australia and the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (NSW/ACT) submission to Fair Work Australia.

Last updated: 6 August 2010

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Submission to the Review of "Australia's Future Tax System" - (Henry Review)

This submission is made by Catholic Health Australia (CHA) and Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) with the technical assistance and support of McMillan Shakespeare Limited (McMillan Shakespeare). This submission addresses issues only in relation to fringe benefits tax for Not-For-Profit Organisations.

Last updated: 5 May 2009

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Joint Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No2) 2008-09

The current global financial crisis and its likely impact on the Australian economy will have an acute impact on the most disadvantaged members of society, as well as pushing increased numbers of low and middle income earners to seek the services of welfare agencies.

Last updated: 6 February 2009

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Joint Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Nation Building and Jobs Plan

The current global financial crisis and its likely impact on the Australian economy will have an acute impact on the most disadvantaged members of society, as well as pushing increased numbers of low and middle income earners to seek the services of welfare agencies.

Last updated: 6 February 2009

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The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Social Services in Australia

Joint Paper, Averting the Social Impact of the Global Financial Crisis, recommendations of Anglicare Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia, UnitingCare Australia and The Salvation Army . Also includes an Issues Paper prepared by Access Economics for the Major Church Providers.

Last updated: 2 February 2009

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Joint Submission to Productivity Commission Public Inquiry into Paid Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave

We share the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to social inclusion, which reflects long-standing Catholic Social Teaching principles concerning human dignity, a preferential option for the poor, and the importance of ensuring that each person is able to enjoy full participation in society.

Last updated: 5 June 2008