Anglicare Australia regularly makes formal submissions to public inquiries, drawing on the work of its member organisations and advocating for their clients.

Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy

1 Jul 2013 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has been on record in the past urging government and business to take the lead role in addressing unemployment for the most disadvantaged. In general, Anglicare Australia is supportive of the strategy, especially as it notes the need for such a plan arose out of the local communities. However, there are still some oversights within the current draft which pertain to ownership, the expression of culture and the interface this agenda has with others aiming to improve productivity and close the gap.

Submission Brief to the draft NDIS 2012 Bill

1 Jan 2013 by Anglicare Australia

The development of this draft legislation shows that commitment to the fundamental principles of choice, flexibility, and individualised support has not waivered. Overall, the objects are clear with transparency and accountability strong attributes. There are remaining questions however around the interaction of the terms carer, registered provider and plan nominee.

Impairment or Entrapment: Disability and employment submission (August 2011) Summary

1 Jan 2013 by Anglicare Australia

This document provides a brief summary of Anglicare Australia’s submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into Social Security and Other legislation Amendment (Disability Support Pension Impairment Tables) Bill 2012 in August 2011. Please refer to Anglicare Australia’s submission for more information.

Future Directions of the Family Support Program

1 Nov 2012 by Anglicare Australia

The Family Support Program delivers valuable support to families seeking to build and maintain healthy relationships. The once shared vision of how the FSP achieved this end has now evolved down divergent paths. Anglicare Australia providers are keen to maintain the universality of service delivery and engage with the Department on how disadvantage and vulnerability are embedded into service delivery.

Submission to the National Food Plan

28 Sep 2012 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia applauds Minister Ludwig and the Department for undertaking work on a coordinated National Food Plan. Given the current debates over economic volatility, energy production and population sustainability, the basic necessities of water management, food production and food security are being called increasingly into question. Anglicare Australia notes the green paper on the proposed Food Plan has taken an economic approach – looking at international investment, production possibilities and market shares. It also touches on social aspects such as the need for Australians to have access to safe and nutritious food. However, the plan does not go nearly far enough to explore and address the very real risk of food insecurity for individuals and families – particularly those on very low incomes – and its consequences.