Submissions

Anglicare Australia regularly makes formal submissions to public inquiries, drawing on the work of its member organisations and advocating for their clients.

Anglicare Australia DGR Submission

4 Aug 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made a submission on Treasury's Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Opportunities Discussion Paper. Anglicare Australia argues that the best use of tax deductible donations is the support of advocacy by charities and community sector organisations, and that it would be a bad move to limit tax deductible donations to the provision of essential service in Australia. That should be the responsibility of governments. That work shouldn't come at the expense of people and community organisations working together to inform public debate - and play a part in decision-making that shapes our world.

Submission on the welfare reform bill

4 Aug 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017. Anglicare Australia strongly opposes the bulk of measures in this Bill. Measures proposed in this bill will increase inequality and disadvantage in Australia, and in turn create further poverty. They also do not stand in isolation, but must be considered along with the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2017, the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending Carbon Tax Compensation) Bill 2017, and Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2017. Together these bills are a coordinated attack on people on the lowest incomes in our community, and Australia’s social contract to provide support to people when they need it.

Submission on the payment integrity bill

4 Aug 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2017. Anglicare Australia urges the Committee and the Senate to reject this bill in its entirety, as there is no reasonable or fair rationale for these measures. They are retrograde and inappropriate in their targeting of people on low and middle incomes with cuts to essential and reasonable government financial support.

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Human Services

24 Jul 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the next stage of the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Human Services, the Draft Report into Reforms to Human Services. Our response to the Draft Report is based on our view that human services are both a universal entitlement and a safety net, ensuring that everybody has a stake and everybody counts.

Submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) costs

10 Apr 2017 by Submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) costs

Anglicare Australia has made the following Submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) costs. Anglicare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the Productivity Commission on the costs associated with the NDIS and its financial sustainability. This submission is made drawing on the collective experience and expertise of the eight agencies in our network involved in the delivery of disability services including through the NDIS in six states and territories.

Anglicare Australia submission on Centrelink debt recovery processes

22 Mar 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made the following submission on the to the Senate inquiry into the Design, scope, cost-benefit analysis, contracts awarded and implementation associated with the Better Management of the Social Welfare System initiative (also known as the Centrelink automated debt recovery system). We contend that that this pressure is distorting the function and culture of the Department, and the cycle of implementation, evaluation and improvement that accompanies any proper introduction of major new policy and systems.

Anglicare Australia Submission on psychosocial disability and the NDIS

27 Feb 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made the following submission to the inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with a psychosocial disability relating to a mental health condition. In our view fundamental questions relating to the provision of services for people with psychosocial disabilities are unresolved, and require urgent attention. Further, it is essential that while these issues are being resolved, funding for community mental health programs must continue.

Anglicare Australia response - Inquiry into the non-payment of the Superannuation Guarantee (2)

20 Feb 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made the following submission into the non-payment of the superannuation guarantee. Given the nature of the care and services Anglicare members provide, and the human insights we gain from it, this submission will focus in particular on the effect of the non-payment of the superannuation guarantee on low income workers and their retirement incomes.