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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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Cuts to JobSeeker will lead to housing stress and homelessness

11 Feb 2021 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia is calling on the government to raise the rate of JobSeeker payments for good. The call follows the release of ACOSS and UNSW Poverty and Inequality in Australia partner report, showing that low rates are leading to housing stress and homelessness. Anglicare Australia is a partner in the research.

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Dire consequences if lending laws are axed

1 Feb 2021 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia is urging Parliament to keep Australia’s responsible lending laws. The call comes as a new report predicts dire consequences if the laws are axed. “Just two years ago, the Banking Royal Commission said the Government should keep its safe lending laws and make them stronger,” said Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Social housing urgent to tackle the homelessness crisis

15 Dec 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has called for an urgent boost to social housing. The call follows the release of Double Return, a landmark study from the Everybody’s Home campaign. “People who are homeless – or at risk of homelessness – are at the forefront of this downturn. They should be at the forefront of the response,” says Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Government gives jobseekers a cut for Christmas

11 Dec 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has condemned the Government’s decision to cut the JobSeeker payment over Christmas. “Out of work Australians have woken up this morning to find that parliament has voted to cut their payments yet again,” said Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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