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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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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The Catholic Voice - Farewelling Father Frank

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) hosted a farewell for Fr Frank Brennan SJ in early June, to acknowledge his two and a half years as CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA). From next year, he will be the Rector at Newman College at the University of Melbourne.

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Thursday, 6 June 2019

Fr Frank Brennan's interview with Sky News - Australia must 'recalibrate freedom of religion'

Fr Frank Brennan SJ was interviewed by Sky News about freedom of religion and the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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Friday, 3 May 2019

Ursula Stephens to lead Catholic Social Services Australia

Catholic Social Services Australia Chair Dr Maria Harries says she is delighted to announce that Dr Ursula Stephens will take up the role as CSSA’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective from July 1.

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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Fr Frank Brennan addresses Mercy Partners Brisbane Leaders' Gathering 9 April 2019

Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO - Address to the Mercy Partners Brisbane Leaders' Gathering 9 April 2019

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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Budget 2019-20 and the way forward for welfare

Cost-of-living pressures are affecting all Australians, but particularly those experiencing low wages growth and an outdated welfare payment system — CSSA's Deputy CEO, Joe Zabar, in Eureka Street.

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Keeping the faith and healing those who hurt

CSSA Chair, Dr Maria Harries, was interviewed on “extra special care” we need to show for each other as we react to the landscape of sexual abuse that has been heightened since the commencement of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (RC). Aurora has invited her to consider how this might be done, attitudinally and practically. Finding answers is much tougher than acknowledging a need! All of us, but particularly those in Church communities, so close to the intensity of clerical abuse and individual and public pain, are reeling. Initially, it seemed impossible to believe − now it seems impossible to know what to do.

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Monday, 9 May 2016

The Churches, The Budget and the Long Poll - discussion on ABC Sunday Nights

Only five days after the Federal Budget we are at the beginning of one of the longest election campaigns in Australian history. CSSA CEO, Marcelle Mogg, featured on ABC's Sunday Nights program looking at the Federal Budget, particularly as it affects agencies linked to church and welfare services.

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

TAX CUTS TO THE RICH AND SERVICE CUTS TO THE REST

Vulnerable Australians have again been overlooked in this third Federal Budget from the Coalition Government. The 2016-17 Budget provides tax cuts to the rich and service cuts to the rest. This Budget has given tax relief to those earning over $80K. This measure will cost $4 billion which could have been spent on investment in families and communities.