Briefing Papers

Briefing Papers

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

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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.

# Anti-Poverty priorities

21 Dec 2016 by Kasy Chambers

At Anglicare Australia, we've developed some Anti Poverty Priorities because it's clear to us, through consistent work across our network of 36 providers, that many Australians are doing it tough, and we need to think more laterally about how to address their varied needs.
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Anglicare Australia response to the Superannuation Objective Bill 2016

21 Dec 2016 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has offered the following response to the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 Anglicare Australia welcomes the Government’s commitment to legislate the objective of superannuation. A clear objective that requires any new policies to be compatible with its purpose will help to guide future reform. The lack of a formal objective has allowed superannuation to be used as a vehicle for various objectives, including tax avoidance, wealth accumulation and estate planning. It is important, then, for the objective to be considered in the context of creating a sustainable and fair retirement income system that will support people for decades to come. This will strengthen the likelihood that any changes to superannuation will support a holistic, well-functioning and balanced retirement income system that provides adequate retirement incomes for all.
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