Anglicare Australia is non-partisan
As a network of independent local, state, and national organisations, Anglicare Australia is non-partisan. Our activities and public engagement during the 2016 Federal election campaign are focused on listening to and acting on the lived experience of people living on low incomes, rather than seeking to advance the interests of political parties.
Anglicare Australia election priorities: leaving no one behind
Informed by our network's service provision and advocacy agenda, Anglicare Australia's election priorities are:
- affordable and secure housing,
- secure work,
- adequate income, and
- tax reform as an enabler for housing, employment, and increased living standards.
We are also interested in creating opportunities for the voices of the people that use our network's services to be heard during the election campaign, and increasing the visibility of people living on the margins.
Campaigns and partnerships
Throughout the Federal election campaign, Anglicare Australia is a partner in the following sector campaigns:
Vote Home: let's end the housing crisis by 2025
In the lead-up to the federal election, a national alliance of housing, homelessness and welfare peak bodies has formed to ensure housing affordability and homelessness are tier one election issues. The alliance asks all Australians to stand up for change by signing the Vote Home petition calling for a national strategy to end the housing crisis by 2025.
See Vote Home.
Halve homelessness by 2025
The largest providers of homelessness services across Australia have joined forces to call on all political parties to make reducing homelessness a national priority. The organisations have launched a petition to generate public support for the campaign, and invited the party leaders to a forum with their clients in June. This campaign also forms part of the Vote Home campaign.
See the media release and coverage in The Guardian, The Age, on ABC radio and Probono Australia
See halve homelessness by 2025 petition.
The National Aged Care Alliance have relaunched its Australians Deserve to Age Well campaign, which focuses on ending the rationing of aged care so that older people no longer have to wait for months to receive the care that they need.
See Age Well.
Family Matters - kids safe in culture, not in care is Australia's national campaign to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture. Family Matters aims to eliminate the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care within a generation.
Youth on the Agenda
The youth sector and youth-led organisations have joined together to put youth participation front and centre of the election campaign. The campaign asks for local candidates to show they value young people.
See Youth on the Agenda