Submissions

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

Submission on the payment integrity bill

4 Aug 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2017. Anglicare Australia urges the Committee and the Senate to reject this bill in its entirety, as there is no reasonable or fair rationale for these measures. They are retrograde and inappropriate in their targeting of people on low and middle incomes with cuts to essential and reasonable government financial support.

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Human Services

24 Jul 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the next stage of the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Human Services, the Draft Report into Reforms to Human Services. Our response to the Draft Report is based on our view that human services are both a universal entitlement and a safety net, ensuring that everybody has a stake and everybody counts.

Submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) costs

10 Apr 2017 by Submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) costs

Anglicare Australia has made the following Submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) costs. Anglicare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the Productivity Commission on the costs associated with the NDIS and its financial sustainability. This submission is made drawing on the collective experience and expertise of the eight agencies in our network involved in the delivery of disability services including through the NDIS in six states and territories.

Anglicare Australia submission on Centrelink debt recovery processes

22 Mar 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made the following submission on the to the Senate inquiry into the Design, scope, cost-benefit analysis, contracts awarded and implementation associated with the Better Management of the Social Welfare System initiative (also known as the Centrelink automated debt recovery system). We contend that that this pressure is distorting the function and culture of the Department, and the cycle of implementation, evaluation and improvement that accompanies any proper introduction of major new policy and systems.

Anglicare Australia Submission on psychosocial disability and the NDIS

27 Feb 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made the following submission to the inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with a psychosocial disability relating to a mental health condition. In our view fundamental questions relating to the provision of services for people with psychosocial disabilities are unresolved, and require urgent attention. Further, it is essential that while these issues are being resolved, funding for community mental health programs must continue.

Anglicare Australia response - Inquiry into the non-payment of the Superannuation Guarantee (2)

20 Feb 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made the following submission into the non-payment of the superannuation guarantee. Given the nature of the care and services Anglicare members provide, and the human insights we gain from it, this submission will focus in particular on the effect of the non-payment of the superannuation guarantee on low income workers and their retirement incomes.

The Best Results

14 Feb 2017 by Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has made the following submission to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Human Services. Anglicare Australia contested some of the broad parameters of this inquiry from the start. It appears to be established on the presumption that competition is by its nature a driver of efficiency; that efficiency is an inherently good thing in human services; that the innovation that comes with competition between businesses is of benefit to service users; and that it is appropriate to equate individual consumer choice with agency and wellbeing. These are not presumptions we accept.
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