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Annual Report 2009-10

A comprehensive report on CSSA's activities for the financial year 2009-10.

Last updated: 1 July 2010

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Annual Report 2010-11

"The business of advocating for a fair, just and inclusive society on behalf of those who are most vulnerable remains central to our mission and is the constant driver of our daily activities." (Extract from Chairman's report)

Last updated: 1 October 2011

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Annual Report 2011-12

A comprehensive report on CSSA's activities for the financial year 2011-12.

Last updated: 1 October 2012

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Annual Report 2012-13

A comprehensive report of CSSA's activities for the financial year 2012-13.

Last updated: 6 September 2013

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Annual Report 2013 - 2014

A comprehensive report of CSSA's activities for the financial year 2012-13.

Last updated: 13 November 2014

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Application by the ASU & Ors for an equal remuneration order for award employees in the Social, Community and Disability Services Sector

Catholic Social Services Australia and the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (NSW/ACT) submission to Fair Work Australia.

Last updated: 6 August 2010

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Australia's Compliance with the UN Convention on Racial Discrimination

Australia’s obligations under Articles 5(a) and 5(e)(iv) of the UN Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) have been compromised by measures under three Commonwealth statutes which do not constitute “special measures” under the CERD Convention.

Last updated: 29 January 2008

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Australia’s Children: Safe and Well

A National framework for protecting Australia’s children. Response to the Discussion Paper by Catholic Social Services Australia.

Last updated: 30 June 2008

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Better Targeting of Not-For-Profit Tax Concessions

Submission in response to the Treasury Consultation Paper

Last updated: 5 July 2011

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Catholic Social Services Australia’s recommendations for the 2017-18 Australian Government Budget

In this submission we ask that the Government consider the following recommendations: 1. Fund trials in communities and regions experiencing entrenched poverty and disadvantage; 2. Prioritise support for rural and remote communities; 3. Ensure adequate income support for low income and welfare dependent households; 4. Increase investment and certainty in affordable housing and services for homeless people; and 5. Increase investment in support for vulnerable children and families.

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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CSSA 2014-15 Pre-Budget Submission

This submission presents Catholic Social Services Australia's recommendations for the 2014-15 Commonwealth Government budget. In this submission, CSSA has identified budget priorities that focus on those people who are most disadvantaged.

Last updated: 31 January 2014

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CSSA 2016-17 Pre-Budget Submission

This submission provides CSSA's recommendations for the 2016-17 Commonwealth Government Budget. CSSA urges the Government to adopt equity as its chief guiding principle, in order to ensure vulnerable families and individuals are not unfairly disadvantaged by expenditure cuts.

Last updated: 4 February 2016

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CSSA By-Laws

The CSSA By-Laws that accompany the CSSA Constitution.

Last updated: 1 May 2009

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CSSA Constitution

Catholic Social Services Australia is established as a Commission by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to which it is accountable for the Mission entrusted to it in accordance with this Constitution. CSSA is an organisation of the Conference.

Last updated: 1 May 2009

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CSSA Election Statement

Last updated: 23 April 2019

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CSSA Ltd Constitution

The Catholic Social Services Australia Ltd Constitution, as approved by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

Last updated: 1 May 2009

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CSSA Pre-Budget Submission 2008-09

The Budget is the financial expression of policy. New expenditure on social inclusion is mandated by both economic and moral imperatives, not least in a time of budgetary restraint.

Last updated: 14 January 2008

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CSSA recommendations for 2018-19 Federal Budget

CSSA regards the Budget as the primary vehicle for the Government to communicate its commitment to supporting all members of our community and providing a safety net for the most vulnerable.

Last updated: 18 December 2017

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CSSA Response to Employability Skills Training Consultation

The reworking of the ‘work for the dole’ scheme (Youth Jobs PaTH – Prepare, Trial, Hire), an initiative to help some 100,000 young people under 25 to secure jobs is a welcome attempt to get vulnerable young people into employment. However, the policy on making payments to employers of $10,000 after only six months engagement raises significant concerns. CSSA is concerned that this may result in young people, already a highly vulnerable workforce cohort, being terminated at the end of the six month period, resulting in workforce churn. Payments of $10,000 to employers effectively creates a cut-price labour force that is open to exploitation by disreputable employers.

Last updated: 8 September 2016