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New rules would target charities: Church providers speak out

6 May 2021 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

The leaders of major faith-based charities have come together against changes that would target charities. The changes will mean that charities could be targeted and shut down for subjective reasons. “Our work is driven by our mission. But these new rules would make it harder for us to advocate for our mission,” said Rt Rev Dr Chris Jones, Chair of Anglicare Australia.

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Rental Snapshot shows affordability has crashed

29 Apr 2021 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia is calling on the Government to tackle housing affordability in its next Budget. The call is made as Anglicare Australia releases its annual Rental Affordability Snapshot.

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New JobSeeker rate is plunging people into poverty

20 Apr 2021 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has renewed its call to raise the rate of JobSeeker and related payments for good. The call follows the release of a new report on financial stress commissioned by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. “Countless reports have shown the need to raise the rate of these payments for good. This one is just the latest,” said Anglicare Australia’s Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Royal Commission shows aged care reform is urgent

1 Mar 2021 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia is calling on the Government to commit to quality, affordable aged care for every Australian. The call is made in the wake of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. “The quality of the care we provide is a reflection of how we value older people. This Royal Commission offers us a historic opportunity to shape that care,” said Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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‘New’ JobSeeker payment will plunge people into poverty

23 Feb 2021 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia and UnitingCare Australia have come together to condemn the Government’s announcement on the JobSeeker payment, which has come after months of uncertainty. “This announcement has cut the rate of JobSeeker by cutting the Coronavirus Supplement. Worse still, the Government is trying to reframe that cut as an increase. Australians won’t buy that spin,” said Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Dramatic new poll shows JobSeeker increase is urgent

15 Feb 2021 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

A dramatic new poll shows financial counselling and emergency relief services across Australia are worried about cuts to JobSeeker. The poll of services across the Anglicare Australia Network, released today, shows universal agreement (100%) that cuts will see many more people in need of help.

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