As a national advocate, CSSA works with its members to produce evidence/research which informs public opinion and assists lawmakers to develop just and compassionate social and economic policies that will improve the lives of people who are marginalised and vulnerable in Australia.
CSSA advocates on a number of issues including:
- Poverty and disadvantage
- Indigenous issues
- Refugee and asylum seekers
- Income support
- Employment and education
- Rural and remote issues
- Families and relationships
- The Australian economy
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.
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.
Fr Frank Brennan SJ - Pentecost Sunday Homily, St Peter's Parish, Pambula and Eden. 8-9 June 2019.
Fr Frank Brennan SJ was interviewed by Sky News about freedom of religion and the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
However you look at it, $158 billion in forgone revenue from the government’s ambitious tax cut program will impact the government’s capacity to meet the needs of Australians, writes Joe Zabar, director of economic policy and deputy CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia.
There are many questions being asked in the wake of Saturday’s unexpected Federal Election result. But the key message for our members and those we are privileged to serve is that it is business as usual for the work of CSSA. CSSA's Director Research, Brenton Prosser PhD reflects on what we can learn from the polls.
Mary Jamieson, CSSA’s director of corporate services, was bestowed the symbol of honour of the Exalted Cross – Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (for services to the Church and to the Pope), which is instituted for persons distinguished for outstanding service and zeal. We're very grateful for her service.
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.
Catholic Social Services Australia has just published its Federal Election Statement.
Easter Homily, St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Kambah, ACT, Frank Brennan SJ
CSSA's CEO, Fr Frank Brennan SJ, Easter reflection discussion with Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes on Skynews
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a major Australian social reform of the last 20 years, but does it provide enough individual choice, asks Catholic Social Services Australia's Dr Brenton Prosser
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
Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO - Address to the Mercy Partners Brisbane Leaders' Gathering 9 April 2019
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.
The Catholic Church has made a submission to the Fair Work Commission seeking a new National Minimum Wage of $760.00 per week and $20.00 per hour.
The CSSA Board invites applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Social Services Australia
"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.
The Annual NSW Association of Pastors, Pastoral Associates and Pastoral Workers Conference, 26 February 2019
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.