Anglicare Australia regularly makes formal submissions to public inquiries, drawing on the work of its member organisations and advocating for their clients.
Anglicare Australia Submission into the ParentsNext Inquiry
Feb 7, 2019, 12:43 PM
Anglicare Australia's submission to Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into ParentsNext focuses on the need for urgent reform of the program. As an early intervention program that provides personalised support, the ParentsNext program has the potential to help parents to work towards their education and employment goals. However, the focus on compliance and sanctions has hurt the people that ParentsNext should be helping. It has placed severe stress on participants, put vulnerable families further at risk, and stopped providers from supporting people.