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National action on housing and homelessness essential

21 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Homelessness Housing

Anglicare Australia is campaigning with key not-for-profit partners for a national plan to increase the supply of affordable housing and to halve homelessness by 2025. Today it renewed its call for all the key players in this year’s federal election to commit to national action on housing and homelessness.

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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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The Immense Value of Secure Work

16 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Employment

Anglicare Australia today released its election Position Paper on Secure Work. “Work insecurity is one face of an economy that is not operating in the best interest of us all” executive director Kasy Chambers said today.

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Everyone should vote home

9 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Homelessness Housing Election

Anglicare Australia today released its Affordable Housing position statement. “The critical shortage of affordable housing in Australia has a corrosive effect on social and economic wellbeing. Everyone knows the scale of the problem. But in this election, no party has yet proposed a national plan in place to address it” Anglicare Australia’s executive director Kasy Chambers said today.

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Civil Society Statement of Concern: The Media and Mr Duncan Storrar

20 May 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases ACOSS Tax

We are a diverse group of community leaders, commentators and thinkers in civil society and civic participation coming together to express concerns about the media treatment of Mr Duncan Storrar and what this says about the current state of our democracy. Mr Storrar is a person with a disability experiencing a low income who has been subject to intense and intrusive negative scrutiny after asking a question about tax inequality on a current affairs program.

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A lightweight and meaningless Budget

3 May 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases

“This year’s Budget is lightweight, with next to nothing on what we see as the vital issues – affordable housing, secure work and adequate income,” Anglicare Australia Executive Director, Kasy Chambers said today.

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Too many still locked out of affordable housing

21 Apr 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Rental Affordability Snapshot

“For seven years now, Anglicare Australia has provided national statistics that clearly show low income earners are unable to afford to rent privately, and even more Australians are being pushed out of the housing market,” Anglicare Australia Executive Director, Kasy Chambers, said today after releasing the 2016 Rental Affordability Snapshot.

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Australia's inequality must be tackled

17 Mar 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Inequality

“Anglicare Australia has for years called for public policy debates that frame economic outcomes as the measure of good social and environmental policy, and that economic activity is not an end in itself,” Executive Director, Kasy Chambers said today.

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Child care package bad for vulnerable families

17 Feb 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases

In its submission to the Senate inquiry into the Jobs for Families Child Care Package, Anglicare Australia urged the government to reconsider those parts of the Bill that will negatively impact on children in the most disadvantaged and vulnerable families.

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