Latest social services News

Disability Employment Australia welcomes additional support
Historic JobKeeper scheme delivers huge relief to millions at risk of losing paid work
Supporting Australians most at risk in wake of coronavirus
Early bedtime linked to healthy weight in children
Communities step up to help New Zealanders stay connected and fed during lockdown
Government’s Jobkeeper changes welcome help for some charities but big job losses still faced by others, revenue test needs change
Making it easier for charities to access JobKeeper
Charities Welcome proposed JobKeeper 15% recognition
Urgent support for frontline domestic violence services
New report provides insights on reducing long-term unemployment when economy recovers
COVID-19 – New stimulus package welcomed
Childcare package will bring relief to families, but lifeline still needed for services
Clarification on Regional Travel Prohibition
ACOSS welcomes vital JobKeeper Payment; more work to do to ensure all are supported
Mutual Obligations arrangements extended
ACOSS calls for urgent action on Community Services Sector Rescue Package
Community groups call for energy hardship relief package as household energy bills jump
Government must cancel robodebts and boost Centrelink staffing
Australia’s welfare system remains punitive through pandemic
No one left behind
Greens call for full coronavirus lockdown
Supporting sole traders through effects of Coronavirus
$27 million for NGOs and community groups to continue providing essential services
Temporary pause on new Cashless Debit Card trial participants
Temporary changes to City of Gold Coast services – 25 March 2020
RUN welcomes coronavirus supplement support for students
Supporting students through effects of Coronavirus
Relief as 6-month supplement extended to students, concern for groups facing destitution and advice on contacting Centrelink
Massive expansion to Coronavirus Supplement after Greens pressure causes Government backflip
Extension of stimulus measures to vital community services sector welcome, larger rescue package needed
ACOSS, COSS network and ASU Covid-19 community sector rescue package recommendations
ACOSS: “Huge relief” with crucial doubling of Newstart
New measures to support NDIS participants and providers through COVID-19
Economic Survival Package To Support Businesses And Jobs
Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communique
Community COVID-19 rescue package welcomed
Report shows ACT community services already struggling before COVID-19 crisis
Modernising Australia’s social security system
As impact of coronavirus grows, survey shows vital community services sinking with demand
Government must act now on many, diverse calls for ongoing Newstart increase for everyone locked out of paid work
Meeting of COAG Disability Reform Council
Update on Coronavirus Measures
Scrutiny of Government progress welcomed
Recommendations to Government measures in response to COVID19 health crisis
Health and stimulus packages support veteran community
Chester release – Health and Stimulus packages support veteran community
Daniel Morcombe Foundation 15th Annual Gala Dinner Dance – Dance for Daniel
Economic Stimulus Scammers Will Be Caught