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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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2010-11 Pre-Budget Submission

Everyone needs an adequate income, the opportunity to contribute to the community through paid work, a place to call home and persistent loving relationships. Income support, employment services, action on affordable housing and homelessness, and civil society are all essential.

Last updated: 2 February 2010

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2013-2014 Pre-Budget Submission

2013-14 Pre-Budget Submission to the Commonwealth Government.

Last updated: 31 January 2013

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A Future for Employment Services?

Submission to DEEWR's Discussion Paper on Employment Services Reform.

Last updated: 16 June 2008

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A National Quality Framework to Support Quality Services for People Experiencing Homelessness Options Paper

CSSA provides written comment on the questions raised in the Options Paper: A National Quality Framework to support quality services for people experiencing homelessness, circulated earlier this year. Please note that the attached submission reflects the position of particular CSSA member agencies in NSW, Victoria and WA whose homelessness support work is undertaken in a range of contexts, including inner city, regional and rural locations. Although the views of all 69 member agencies are not reflected here, several Catholic agencies have already provided feedback on the Options Paper via consultation sessions held across the country and in individual submissions.

Last updated: 12 May 2011

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ACBC Submission - tax deductible gift recipient reform opportunities

The ACBC appreciates the opportunity to make a submission in response to the discussion paper issued by the Treasury, Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Opportunities (Discussion Paper). The ACBC supports initiatives to simplify the rules and administrative arrangements for Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs). Given the extent of reform to the sector in recent years, the ACBC believes that reform should be pursued only if it creates efficiencies for the sector or is necessary to address a distinct and material problem.

Last updated: 24 July 2017

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Adequate income support for jobless Australians

Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee Inquiry into 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: 17 August 2012

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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