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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Inside Canberra's Catholic lobby

I have been asked frequently in recent weeks who CSSA would like to see win the Federal Election. The truth is that we do not endorse one party over another.

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Friday, 13 August 2010

Pay rise threatens jobs and services to the poorest

Today Fair Work Australia will hear an Australian Services Union claim regarding wage rates for the social and community services sector.

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Thursday, 12 August 2010

Mid-Election Reflection

In the 1976 film “Network” burnt out newsreader Howard Beale, played by Peter Finch, famously incites his audience to go to their windows and yell, “I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it any more”.

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Friday, 6 August 2010

Time to end the Mental Health neglect - open letter

CSSA has joined forces with other organisations to call on both major parties to improve mental health services.

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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.