Today Anglicare Victoria launched a Raising our children: Guiding young Victorians in care into adulthood, a socioeconomic cost benefit analysis commissioned from Deloitte Access Economics. It provides the evidence of the wide economic and social benefit of extending support to young people in state care from 18 to 21 years.
Anglicare Australia has reiterated its call during National Homelessness Week for federal and state governments to work together to halve homelessness by 2025.
During the election campaign, Anglicare Australia joined with a number of homelessness service providers to campaign for homelessness to be high on the agenda of a new government.
While both the ALP and the Greens responded positively to this call, Australians are still waiting on such a commitment from the Turnbull Government.
Acting Executive Director of Anglicare Australia Roland Manderson described the lack of a target on combatting homelessness as unfinished business.
Media Release | 19 July, 2016
Anglicare Australia looks forward to working with the Australian government in this next term, including the new ministers announced yesterday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Anglicare Australia’s election priorities - informed by its service provision and advocacy agenda - were affordable and secure housing, secure work, adequate income and appropriate tax reform.