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Opening Statement to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008

Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee Inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008 Public Hearing Sydney 18 November 2008 Opening Statement by Frank Quinlan, Executive Director, CSSA

Last updated: 18 November 2008

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Opening Statement to the Senate Finance and Administration Committee Inquiry into the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008 Public Hearing

Senate Finance and Administration Committee Inquiry into the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill Public Hearing, Canberra, 20 June 2008 Opening Statement by Frank Quinlan, Executive Director, CSSA

Last updated: 20 June 2008

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Pre-Budget Submission 2012-13

This submission is focused on government measures related to disadvantaged Australians, particularly in relation to economic and social participation. CSSA believes that the primary objective of services for these Australians should be one of promoting well-being.

Last updated: 15 January 2012

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Productivity Commission’s 2017 Study into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs.

More than half of our members deliver services to people with a disability, and are committed to continue building the capacity of individuals with a disability, their families and households and their communities under the NDIS. This submission reflects our member agencies’ experiences transitioning to the NDIS, particularly drawing on the experience of those members in the NDIS Trial Sites of ACT, Nepean Blue Mountains NSW, Perth Hills WA, Barwon Victoria, and the Hunter Area NSW.

Last updated: 3 April 2017

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Response to Exposure Draft ACNC Bill 2012 and the Treasury Consultation Paper: Review of NFP Governance Arrangements

For many years, CSSA has been an advocate for national reform to enhance the capacity of NFP agencies to focus on their core mission. CSSA has contributed to successive NFP regulatory reviews and supported reform efforts designed to reduce red tape, streamline reporting requirements and simplify contracting arrangements. CSSA also contributed to the development of the two submissions lodged by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference: a) on the Review of NFP Governance requirements and b) on the Exposure Draft of the ACNC Bill.

Last updated: 27 January 2012

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Response to the Not-for-Profit Sector Tax Concession Working Group Discussion Paper

Catholic Social Services Australia response to Treasury regarding the Not-for-Profit Sector Tax Concession Working Group Discussion Paper: “Fairer, simpler and more effective tax concessions for the not-for-profit sector”.

Last updated: 17 December 2012

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Review of Employment Services

Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) welcomes the Government’s decision to review the operation of employment services. We have previously made suggestions about how Job Network could better serve the interests of disadvantaged job seekers in a 2006 paper A Job Network for Job Seekers (Murray 2006).

Last updated: 13 February 2008

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Rural Australia and Globalisation

Paul O'Callaghan, Executive Director of Catholic Social Services Australia, presented on Rural Australia and globalisation at the IV World Congress on Rural Life. The Congress was organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in collaboration with the International Catholic Rural Life Association. The theme of the Congress was “Evolution and problems of the rural world facing the challenges of globalisation”. Paul was one of a number of representatives from different regions from around the world offering perspectives on rural communities and globalisation.

Last updated: 25 June 2012

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Second Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-22

The integration of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 with other key national strategies such as The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020, The National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, Stronger Futures and the National Disability Strategy has been a positive feature of the First Action Plan.

Last updated: 24 March 2014

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Senate Committee Hearing - The adequacy of the allowance payment system for jobseekers

The adequacy of the allowance payment system for jobseekers and others, the appropriateness of the allowance payment system as a support into work and the impact of the changing nature of the labour market.

Last updated: 12 September 2012

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Senate Inquiry into a Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010

The draft Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010 is a good start toward a national, systemic, rights-based approach to valuing and supporting children in Australia. CSSA supports in principle the establishment of an independent Commissioner who would be accountable to the Federal Parliament. With appropriate powers and adequate resourcing, the position of Commissioner could make a significant difference to the way children’s well-being is supported by governments and the wider community.

Last updated: 15 December 2010

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Senate Inquiry into Commonwealth Funding and Administration of Mental health Services

The 2011 Federal Budget announcements indicate a substantial commitment to mental health funding in certain areas, and the current reform agenda is an opportunity for decisive government leadership in mental health policy.

Last updated: 29 July 2011

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Submission to COAG: CSSA Open Letter to COAG Participant

When attempting to resolve difficulties and complications with so many cross-jurisdictional issues traversing the Federal and State/Territory divide it is refreshing to see a commitment from our newly elected Prime Minister to set in place a new framework for co-operative Commonwealth-State relations with the hope of resolving many current problems and challenges. We welcome the Cabinet’s decision of 17 December to place Indigenous Issues on the COAG agenda.

Last updated: 19 December 2007

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Submission to Senate Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee

Inquiry into the Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Vocational Rehabilitation Services) Bill 2006

Last updated: 22 January 2007

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Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee: Inquiry into the Provisions of the NT Emergency Response

There has been insufficient time to consider and comment on the detail of the five Bills which make up this package of legislation. This submission directly addresses just four of the plethora of significant issues raised by those Bills.

Last updated: 9 August 2007

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Submission to the Australia 2020 Summit

First, social inclusion pays dividends in economic terms. This is so for reasons eloquently explained in the [ALP's] November 2007 social inclusion policy. Many of the pay-offs of social inclusion expenditure will emerge only in the longer term, such as those arising from early childhood initiatives commenced now. But social inclusion, like climate change, is an area where the costs of not acting are higher than the cost of acting.

Last updated: 9 April 2008

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Submission to the Australian Government on Australia's Future Tax System

On 13 May 2008 the Australian Government announced a review of Australia's taxation system. The purpose of the review, entitled Australia’s Future Tax System, is to analyse the current tax system and make recommendations to position Australia to deal with the demographic, social, economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century and enhance Australia's economic and social outcomes.

Last updated: 31 October 2008

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Submission to the Australian Government's Pension Review

The paper examines the history of the adequacy of Australia’s income support system, exposing the ad hoc nature of decisions and the absence of an enduring set of principles to guide decisions about adequacy. It paints a picture of a system historically inspired by short-term political considerations.

Last updated: 26 September 2008

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Submission to the Australian Government's Tax Forum 4-5 October 2011

CSSA supports the creation of a more streamlined income support system that eliminates the distinction between pensions and allowances and which ensures an adequate minimum standard of living.

Last updated: 1 October 2011

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Submission to the Commonwealth Government 2009-10 Pre-Budget Submission

To significantly improve opportunities for disadvantaged Australians, the Australian government will need to increase both the scale and scope of assistance. This means not only short term increases in funding to deal with the consequences of the global financial crisis but also long term investments in the capacity of the community sector.

Last updated: 30 January 2009