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Christian charity must start with God: Lismore Bishop

The first call for those working in social services is to see the need of others through the eyes of God, Lismore Bishop Greg Homeming OCD has told Catholic social service leaders from across the country. On a day when tributes to the late Fr Leo Donnelly featured prominently, Bishop Homeming issued his challenge –...

A job is the best form of welfare

With its announcement of an overhaul of the Jobactive program, the Australian Labor Party last week made the first move of the year on employment policy. But with a federal election looming, we ought to prepare ourselves for a mantra of “jobs” and “the economy”. Read more at Pro Bono Australia.

Schools as ‘wrap-around hubs’ in disadvantaged communities

By Brenton Prosser PhD Over the last few years, there has been growing interest around school-led community initiatives to respond to challenges in areas of entrenched disadvantage. It is not as though community hubs are a new idea, while place-based projects have been around for over a decade. But it raises the question of what...

Any Shift to Outcomes Based Funding for Social Services Must Proceed in Partnership

FOR SOME TIME NOW, HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE POINTED TO THE CONTRADICTION OF BEING FUNDED BY THE NUMBER OF SERVICES THEY DELIVER FOR PROGRAMS THAT ESPOUSE BETTER CLIENT OUTCOMES. NOW, WITH INCREASED COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT INTEREST IN OUTCOMES BASED APPROACHES, IS THIS A CASE OF BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR? The traditional way...