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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, 12 April 2019

Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health

Despite improved mental health being a national priority for over 25 years many people are still not receiving the support they need. See our submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health

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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, 5 March 2019

Catholic Social Teaching: Debunking the Myths

"Spread a culture of tolerance and learn to engage respectfully with people who passionately disagree with you". This was the dominant theme of CSSA's CEO, Fr Frank Brennan's presentation at Catholic Care’s, Towards Practice Excellence, two day staff conference at Hunter Stadium from 27-28 February.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Medicalisation-nation: Australia’s growing public policy dependence on drugs

Australian media regularly reports concerns about the over-use of drugs to treat our most vulnerable. However, what this reporting has missed is the subtle but underlying trend toward medicalisation in public policy - CSSA's Director Research, Brenton Prosser PhD, in the Mandarin

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Christian charity must start with God: Lismore Bishop

The first call for those working in social services is to see the need of others through the eyes of God, Lismore Bishop Greg Homeming OCD has told Catholic social service leaders from across the country. CSSA 2019 National Conference, 'Meeting the Unmet Need' 19-20 February 2019

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Brisbane Launch Social Justice Statement - Audio

Brisbane Launch of the Catholic Church's annual social justice statement on homelessness and affordable housing for all: A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land, released 6 September