2019 edition of the Anglicare Australia Review out now
Anglicare Australia has released the 2019 edition of our annual publication, The Anglicare Australia Review.
The Review showcases our achievements as a network over the past year, highlighting our national award winners and honourable mentions, conferences and events, and our key advocacy achievements.
Conveying our story through the eyes and voices of Anglicare clients, staff, communities and volunteers, The Review so capably illustrates how effective, tailored, caring and compassionate responses to people and communities should look.
We hope you will enjoy reading The Review as much as we have enjoyed writing and producing it.
Click here to download your copy, or browse previous editions of The Review. Hard copies are being sent to Anglicare Australia members.
Anglicare Australia launches position statements
Anglicare Australia is developing a range of position statements to communicate our position on key issues facing the Network. These will be released throughout 2019.
Position statements are developed by Anglicare Australia, drawing on our existing positions and consultations with the Network. These statements will be reviewed regularly.
The following position statements are now available:
- Adequate income
- Affordable housing
- Children and young people
- Mental health
- People with disability
- Secure work
Click here to download the statements. This page will be updated with new statements as they are released.
Urgent action needed on inequality
Anglicare Australia has called for urgent action on inequality following reports of a widening wealth gap in Australia.
Kasy Chambers, Anglicare Australia executive director said that inequality was not only real, but a choice.
“The latest figures from Oxfam show us that inequality is real – and worse still, it’s a choice,” she said.
“Our own report on The Cost of Privilege shows that each year, a staggering $68 billion in taxpayer dollars is spent on tax concessions and subsidies for the wealthiest households.
“The money we spend keeping the wealthiest households wealthy is greater than the cost of Newstart, disability support, or any other benefit.
“We should remember this whenever anybody claims that we can’t afford to raise Newstart or take action on inequality. The government must accept that growing inequality is a problem across Australia and spread the benefits of prosperity to those who need it.”
Click here to read the coverage of this story.
Anglicare Australia makes submission to the 2019-20 Federal Budget
Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the 2019-20 Federal Budget, due to be handed down in April.
The context for the next Federal Budget is an Australia facing growing inequality, and where the cost of living is rising faster than wages or income support. That's why it's critical that the tax and transfer system is reformed, and that income support payments are raised and restructured. These are key recommendations in our submission.
Anglicare Australia also made recommendations in the following areas:
- Social security
- Aged care
- Disability and mental health
- Housing and homelessness
- Out-of-home care
- Job creation and employment services
Click here to download our submission.