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Anglicare Australia responds to Fifth National Mental Health Plan.

15 Dec 2016 by Beth Doherty | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council regarding the Fifth National Mental Health Plan. Our response is shaped by shared view that the Australia does not yet have an inclusive, coherent, positive approach to mental health despite years of inquiry, analysis and planning. Anglicare Australia recognises there has been a considerable body of government work, including four previous National Mental Health Plans, a ten-year COAG Roadmap for Mental Health Reform and a Review of Mental Health Programs and Services by the National Mental Health Commission.

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Anglicare Australia to use social media during Anti-Poverty Week to raise awareness

17 Oct 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has developed the hashtag #AntiPovertyPriority to mark Anti-Poverty Week, which began on the 16th and continues to the 22nd of October. In a short video, staff of the Anglicare Australia National office have shared their own visions for eliminating poverty in Australia. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uuTx4ECBRc) As the ACOSS Poverty in Australia report launched yesterday reminds us, Australia’s poorest people are getting poorer, an increasing number of children are being left behind and the inadequacy of basic income support is being denied by those who can simply look the other way.

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Priority Investment in People

20 Sep 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Advocacy Welfare Reform Youth income

"Releasing the information that tells us about the impact of public funding and programs is an important step towards finding a formula for long term investment in our communities. However, in the process, we need to ensure that our goal remains the wellbeing of people, not merely reducing the welfare cost to our bottom line.”

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Anglicare Victoria launches Home Stretch campaign

22 Aug 2016 by Anglicare Victoria | Media Releases home Homelessness

Today Anglicare Victoria launched a Raising our children: Guiding young Victorians in care into adulthood, a socioeconomic cost benefit analysis commissioned from Deloitte Access Economics. It provides the evidence of the wide economic and social benefit of extending support to young people in state care from 18 to 21 years.

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Minority government an opportunity for ALL Australians

5 Jul 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases

Kasy Chambers, Executive Director of Anglicare Australia today argued that minority government can be a good thing and that this negotiating period is an opportunity for political parties to focus on governing for a more inclusive society.

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An adequate income IS the bottom line

22 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Poverty income

Anglicare Australia today launched its 2016 Election Position Statement on adequate income. “In our modern society, inadequate income leads to exclusion” said executive director Kasy Chambers “And that damages communities and economies.”

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National action on housing and homelessness essential

21 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Homelessness Housing

Anglicare Australia is campaigning with key not-for-profit partners for a national plan to increase the supply of affordable housing and to halve homelessness by 2025. Today it renewed its call for all the key players in this year’s federal election to commit to national action on housing and homelessness.

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Target to halve homelessness by 2025

17 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Homelessness

The leaders of the largest homelessness services are pleased that the Shadow Housing and Homelessness Minister, Senator Katy Gallagher, has reflected the call for a target to halve homelessness by 2025 when announcing Labor’s national affordable housing strategy yesterday.

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The Immense Value of Secure Work

16 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Employment

Anglicare Australia today released its election Position Paper on Secure Work. “Work insecurity is one face of an economy that is not operating in the best interest of us all” executive director Kasy Chambers said today.

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Everyone should vote home

9 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Homelessness Housing Election

Anglicare Australia today released its Affordable Housing position statement. “The critical shortage of affordable housing in Australia has a corrosive effect on social and economic wellbeing. Everyone knows the scale of the problem. But in this election, no party has yet proposed a national plan in place to address it” Anglicare Australia’s executive director Kasy Chambers said today.

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