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CSSA Submission to 2015-16 Commonwealth Pre-Budget

Catholic Social Services Australia’s (CSSA) recommendations for the 2015-16 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: 6 February 2015

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Exposure draft for employment services 2015–20

Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) is pleased to submit some brief comments on the exposure draft for employment services 2015–20 purchasing arrangements. CSSA is concerned that smaller mission-driven providers may be squeezed out of the market and that this may adversely affect job seekers, particularly those who are highly disadvantaged.

Last updated: 22 August 2014

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CSSA Submission to Green Paper on Northern Australia

Government have a much stronger position when developing its White Paper on the social issues and implications in Northern Australia, and explore opportunities to share the benefits of economic growth including with the most vulnerable, with additional social services and infrastructure

Last updated: 13 August 2014

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CSSA Submission to the Interim Report on Welfare Reform

CSSA believes that the social support system should enable people to meet their basic material needs, provide for the needs of their families, participate in the community and live with dignity. We believe the objective of the Review should not be primarily to find savings for Government but about how best to build stronger communities.

Last updated: 8 August 2014

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CSSA's Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Public Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding

Our submission raises a number of issues including – the role of our members in disaster recovery, importance of investing in community resilience in areas prone to natural disasters and also the long term sustainability of the Church funding recovery efforts.

Last updated: 6 June 2014

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CSSA Submission to the Human Rights Commission National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

CSSA calls for all children (unaccompanied or with their families) to be removed immediately from immigration detention centres and placed in community detention in the Australia community and be given access to financial resources and support.

Last updated: 30 May 2014

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CSSA Submission to the Mental Health Commission Review of Mental Health Services and Programmes

CSSA and its members approach mental health from a community perspective but we believe this sector is under-resourced and could play a much stronger role in a national system. We also hold strongly that mental health should be looked at as a continuum of services and that early intervention and prevention are important parts of this continuum.

Last updated: 16 April 2014

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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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CSSA Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia

This submission presents CSSA’s interest in Northern Australia, some of the challenges facing our member agencies working with Northern Australian communities and our recommendations for ensuring economic development is supported by the necessary social and community infrastructure.

Last updated: 17 February 2014

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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