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Anglicare Australia responds to Fifth National Mental Health Plan.

15 Dec 2016 by Beth Doherty | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council regarding the Fifth National Mental Health Plan. Our response is shaped by shared view that the Australia does not yet have an inclusive, coherent, positive approach to mental health despite years of inquiry, analysis and planning. Anglicare Australia recognises there has been a considerable body of government work, including four previous National Mental Health Plans, a ten-year COAG Roadmap for Mental Health Reform and a Review of Mental Health Programs and Services by the National Mental Health Commission.

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Anglicare Australia to use social media during Anti-Poverty Week to raise awareness

17 Oct 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has developed the hashtag #AntiPovertyPriority to mark Anti-Poverty Week, which began on the 16th and continues to the 22nd of October. In a short video, staff of the Anglicare Australia National office have shared their own visions for eliminating poverty in Australia. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uuTx4ECBRc) As the ACOSS Poverty in Australia report launched yesterday reminds us, Australia’s poorest people are getting poorer, an increasing number of children are being left behind and the inadequacy of basic income support is being denied by those who can simply look the other way.

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Priority Investment in People

20 Sep 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Advocacy Welfare Reform Youth income

"Releasing the information that tells us about the impact of public funding and programs is an important step towards finding a formula for long term investment in our communities. However, in the process, we need to ensure that our goal remains the wellbeing of people, not merely reducing the welfare cost to our bottom line.”

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We must give a voice to the homeless

30 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia, Mission Australia, UnitingCare Australia, the Salvation Army, the St Vincent de Paul Society and Wesley Mission | Opinion Pieces Homelessness

The leaders of Australia's major homelessness service providers (Anglicare Australia, Mission Australia, UnitingCare Australia, the Salvation Army, the St Vincent de Paul Society and Wesley Mission) have written a joint opinion editorial calling on national leadership and political commitment to addressing homelessness. The charities urge all political parties to adopt the target of halving homelessness by 2025.

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Target to halve homelessness by 2025

17 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Homelessness

The leaders of the largest homelessness services are pleased that the Shadow Housing and Homelessness Minister, Senator Katy Gallagher, has reflected the call for a target to halve homelessness by 2025 when announcing Labor’s national affordable housing strategy yesterday.

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