Briefing Papers

Briefing Papers

This is a repository for briefing papers from National Office about various research programs.

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Rental Affordability Snapshot 2017

27 Apr 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia's 8th Rental Affordability Snapshot shows a dire shortage of affordable rental houses for people on low income. It shows that at a national level, only 6% of the 67,651 dwellings surveyed on the first weekend in April were suitable for any of the 10 selected households in receipt of government benefits. This is down from 7% in 2016.

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 Accounting Standards Issue Paper

29 Mar 2017 by Dr David Gilchrist

Anglicare Australia, together with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) has launched this new issues paper on not-for profit sector reporting and accountability. The paper, entitled: Issues Paper: Better Financial Reporting for Australian NFPs focuses on financial reporting for the Australian Not-for-profit and Charitable Sector. The paper was written by Dr David Gilchrist of Baxter-Lawley in partnership with Anglicare Australia.

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.

The Best Results

14 Feb 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made the following submission to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Human Services. Anglicare Australia contested some of the broad parameters of this inquiry from the start. It appears to be established on the presumption that competition is by its nature a driver of efficiency; that efficiency is an inherently good thing in human services; that the innovation that comes with competition between businesses is of benefit to service users; and that it is appropriate to equate individual consumer choice with agency and wellbeing. These are not presumptions we accept.
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Where is Compassion for Centrelink Debt Collection Victims

19 Jan 2017 by Kasy Chambers

In the social services sector, religious voices are significant because faith-based organisations tend to be informed by values of justice, thus informing our choice of vocation. While we might not always use explicit language about our faith traditions in efforts to be inclusive of all, the recent Centrelink Automated Debt Collection debacle has strongly reminded us of some of the biblical stories underpinning our advocacy.

Redesigning Dementia Supports

13 Jan 2017 by Anglicare Australia, Benetas

This paper is a response to the questions posed in Redesigning Dementia Consumer Supports, the 2016 Ministerial Dementia Forum Discussion Paper, and represents the views expressed from members of Anglicare Australia, compiled on the network’s behalf by Melbourne based aged care provider and Anglicare Australia member, Benetas. Anglicare Australia has made the following submission to the Response to Redesigning Dementia Consumer Supports discussion paper for Ministerial Dementia Forum. This paper is a response to the questions posed in Redesigning Dementia Consumer Supports, the 2016 Ministerial Dementia Forum Discussion Paper, and represents the views expressed from members of Anglicare Australia, compiled on the network’s behalf by Melbourne based aged care provider and Anglicare Australia member, Benetas.
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