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Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee re the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

Catholic Social Services Australia has proposed a longer term solution to the ad hoc nature of the setting of government pensions and allowances. The separation of Parenting Payment Single from its alignment with other pension payments is a further example of the unsatisfactory nature of the current system.

Last updated: 19 June 2009

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Submission to the Senate Employment, Education and Workplace Relations Committee Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008

The goal of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008 is “to ensure job seekers meet their participation requirements and make every effort to get themselves off welfare and into a job.”

Last updated: 30 October 2008

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Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Provision of Child Care

The collapse of ABC Learning creates an opportunity to re-examine Australia’s approach to funding and managing early childhood education and care. Evidence suggests that high quality child care can have significant positive effects on children’s development, particularly children from disadvantaged backgrounds. A recent OECD study concluded that direct public funding produced superior results to parent subsidy models.

Last updated: 30 January 2009

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Valuing Social Service

Submission to the Productivity Commission study into the contribution of Australia’s not for profit sector.

Last updated: 5 June 2009

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Which Way Home? A New Approach to Homelessness

Catholic Social Services Australia and its members commend the Government for its leadership in issuing a Green Paper on Homelessness – “Which way Home? A New Approach to Homelessness” – with the aim of developing a new policy response to meet the needs over 100,000 homeless people in Australia.

Last updated: 30 June 2008