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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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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, 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.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

WHAT AUSTRALIA’S COMMUNITY SECTOR WANTS AND DOESN’T WANT IN THE FEDERAL BUDGET

Community sector organisations, including CSSA, today issued a united call for this year’s Federal Budget to put reducing poverty and inequality at the heart of its purpose. This should be done by prioritising revenue raising measures to fund essential services and jobs growth, rather than by focusing narrowly on cuts to spending and unaffordable tax cuts in an election year.

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Thursday, 17 March 2016

AT LAST! RECOGNITION AUSTRALIA MUST TACKLE INEQUALITY TO GET THE ECONOMY WORKING

Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) welcomes the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to tackle the enduring and growing problems of inequality, poverty, intergenerational disadvantage and unemployment in Australia.

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Thursday, 25 February 2016

AUSTRALIA'S POLICY OF DETERRENCE IS UNJUST AND INDEFENSIBLE

AUSTRALIA'S POLICY OF DETERRENCE IS UNJUST AND INDEFENSIBLE "Catholic Social Services Australia calls on all people of goodwill in the Australian community to join us in urging all political leaders, in Government and in Opposition, to abandon their current stance of using the most vulnerable people as a deterrent to others, and create immigration policies that uphold the rights and dignity of people seeking asylum.