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Friday, 25 October 2019

Jobs key to reviving flailing economy

With a softening labour market, it is time for the government to focus on job creation and targeted fiscal stimulus. The government would be wise to lift Newstart and home in on families with children by increasing Family Tax Benefits. Finally, we should pilot a jobs guarantee program for those over 50 and people living in rural and regional Australia. says Joe Zabar, Deputy CEO CSSA in Eureka Street

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Thursday, 10 October 2019

Exploring the link between social policy and public trust

Analysis of social policy over the last five years suggests both opportunities and challenges for rebuilding public trust. Dr Brenton Prosser, Director Research, CSSA reflects on how current social policy initiatives that align with Catholic Social Teaching offer a potential way forward.

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Catholic social services team up to battle disadvantage

More than 20 Catholic social service providers from across Australia have joined with researchers from the Australian National University to commission new research into entrenched disadvantage.

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Monday, 26 August 2019

A common good frame for economic stimulus

We all have a role to play in dealing with the consequences of an economic downturn and now is the time to get our plans in place, Deputy CEO, Joe Zabar, in Eureka Street.

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Friday, 26 July 2019

Simple strategies for communicating the impact of social service programs

Times are changing. Not only do you have to be good at what you do, increasingly you need to show the outcomes of what you do. CSSA Research Director, Brenton Prosser, explores some simple strategies for social service providers to display their good work with more impact.

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Friday, 26 July 2019

Calls to raise Newstart rate growing louder

Deputy CEO of CSSA, Joe Zabar, said the federal government’s recent tax cuts would assist some families under financial pressure, however it did not help those on Newstart.

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Friday, 19 July 2019

Statement on the 6th Anniversary of Australia’s Mandatory and Indefinite Offshore Detention Policy

A Statement on the 6th Anniversary of Australia’s Mandatory and Indefinite Offshore Detention Policy, 19 July 2019 from Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, Chair, Bishops Commission for Social Justice: Service and Mission, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

New Catholic social services CEO plans on working closely with government

Former Labor candidate for Goulburn, Parliamentary Secretary and Senator, Dr Ursula Stephens is again back in a leadership role as the new CEO for Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA), the Catholic Church’s peak national body for social services in the country.

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Monday, 1 July 2019

Dr Ursula Stephens accepts the baton

CSSA is delighted to welcome our new CEO, Dr Ursula Stephens, who commenced in the role today, 1 July 2019. "Our greatest strength as an organisation is our member network of highly skilled, professional and committed people, whose experience will help to provide innovative and credible solutions for change."

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Call for Applications - Research Officer

CSSA invites applications for a casual part-time Research Officer position to join our team embarking on groundbreaking research into the factors that drive entrenched disadvantage in Australia.