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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The NDIS: another important choice at this Federal Election

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a major Australian social reform of the last 20 years, but does it provide enough individual choice, asks Catholic Social Services Australia's Dr Brenton Prosser

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Friday, 12 April 2019

Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health

Despite improved mental health being a national priority for over 25 years many people are still not receiving the support they need. See our submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health

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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Budget 2019-20 and the way forward for welfare

Cost-of-living pressures are affecting all Australians, but particularly those experiencing low wages growth and an outdated welfare payment system — CSSA's Deputy CEO, Joe Zabar, in Eureka Street.

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Church calls for living wage for Australian families - ACBC Media Blog

The Catholic Church has made a submission to the Fair Work Commission seeking a new National Minimum Wage of $760.00 per week and $20.00 per hour.

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Call for Applications

The CSSA Board invites applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Social Services Australia

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Catholic Social Teaching: Debunking the Myths

"Spread a culture of tolerance and learn to engage respectfully with people who passionately disagree with you". This was the dominant theme of CSSA's CEO, Fr Frank Brennan's presentation at Catholic Care’s, Towards Practice Excellence, two day staff conference at Hunter Stadium from 27-28 February.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

NSW Pastoral Ministry Conference, Drawing and Giving Life - Keynote Address, Fr Frank Brennan SJ

The Annual NSW Association of Pastors, Pastoral Associates and Pastoral Workers Conference, 26 February 2019

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Medicalisation-nation: Australia’s growing public policy dependence on drugs

Australian media regularly reports concerns about the over-use of drugs to treat our most vulnerable. However, what this reporting has missed is the subtle but underlying trend toward medicalisation in public policy - CSSA's Director Research, Brenton Prosser PhD, in the Mandarin

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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Election sweeteners a family affair

Let's hope that the coming election sweeteners include relief for low-income households with children — CSSA's Deputy CEO, Joe Zabar, in Eureka Street

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

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. CSSA 2019 National Conference, 'Meeting the Unmet Need' 19-20 February 2019