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 welfare reform bill
Aug 4, 2017, 10:48 AM
Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017. Anglicare Australia strongly opposes the bulk of measures in this Bill. Measures proposed in this bill will increase inequality and disadvantage in Australia, and in turn create further poverty. They also do not stand in isolation, but must be considered along with the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2017, the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending Carbon Tax Compensation) Bill 2017, and Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2017. Together these bills are a coordinated attack on people on the lowest incomes in our community, and Australia’s social contract to provide support to people when they need it.