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Cost-of-living pressures are affecting all Australians, but particularly those experiencing low wages growth and an outdated welfare payment system — CSSA's Deputy CEO, Joe Zabar, in Eureka Street.

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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

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Supporting those on the margins

We are blessed to have a pope who speaks to all the world about the prudence, justice and empathy required so that more people on our planet might enjoy integral human development - CSSA's CEO, Fr Frank Brennan, Opening Address, CSSA's 2019 National Conference, Meeting the Unmet Need

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Monday, 18 February 2019

A new standard for asylum seeker policy

We are all gearing up for the third election in a row when boat turnbacks and the punitive treatment of refugees and asylum seekers feature. It need not be so. It's time voters sent a message that it should not be so - CSSA's CEO, Fr Frank Brennan SJ, in Eureka Street

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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Common good key to reversing trust deficit

Many Australians are concerned with the current state of our political, economic and social institutions and the leadership of them. Australians are outraged by the behaviour of our political leaders securing their hold on power and position, and by the behaviour of our economic and social institutions highlighted by recent royal commissions

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Monday, 9 May 2016

The Churches, The Budget and the Long Poll - discussion on ABC Sunday Nights

Only five days after the Federal Budget we are at the beginning of one of the longest election campaigns in Australian history. CSSA CEO, Marcelle Mogg, featured on ABC's Sunday Nights program looking at the Federal Budget, particularly as it affects agencies linked to church and welfare services.

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Monday, 29 February 2016

Caring Catholics - Discussion ABC Sunday Nights program

Late last week many representatives of the national network of Catholic Social Services gathered at the Review, Reimagine, and Renew conference in Melbourne. ABC radio presenter, John Cleary, has a panel discussion with: Marcelle Mogg, Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Social Services Australia Denis Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Catholic Social Services Victoria Professor Maria Harries, Chair, Catholic Social Services Australia, to discuss the Year of Mercy and what it means to Catholic social service providers.

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Monday, 22 February 2016

Churches pray this is the beginning of the end for offshore detention

The Australian Church's Refugee Taskforce and 80 sanctuary churches across Australia applaud the community effort that has resulted in baby Asha and her family being kept safe here in Australia. The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has welcomed the government's decision to show compassion after an intensive campaign by a wide range of social groups including churches. Misha Coleman, Executive Officer of the Taskforce's and National coordinator of the Church Sanctuary Movement said that there is one simple reason that this little girl is now going to live in a home in the community - and that's the people who stood up and demanded better treatment of her - and who refused to allow her to be deported to Nauru.