Social issues

We have a long history of speaking out about social and economic disadvantage. Our experience supporting individuals and communities, our leadership work and our research and evaluation put us in a strong position to contribute to debates on social issues and influence public policy decision-making. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us.

  • May 2016

    QLD Government discussion paper: Working together for better housing and sustainable communities

    Our response to the Queensland Government's discussion paper Working together for better housing and sustainable communities.

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  • May 2016

    Senate inquiry into the future of Australia's aged care sector workforce - submission

    Our submission to the Senate inquiry into the future of Australia's aged care sector workforce.

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  • Feb 2016

    Jobs for families child care package bill – submission

    Read The Benevolent Society's submission in response to Senate’s inquiry into the child care assistance package.

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  • Oct 2015

    NSW Targeted earlier intervention consultation - submission

    Our submission in response to the NSW Government's Targeted earlier intervention consultation.

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  • Feb 2015

    NSW Government discussion paper Social Housing in NSW - submission

    Our recommendations in response to the NSW Government’s discussion paper Social Housing in NSW

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  • Jan 2015

    NSW election priorities 2015

    Our top priorities for the incoming NSW government, including making housing more affordable for people on low incomes and improved support for vulnerable children and their families, people with mental illness and older people.

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  • Jan 2015

    QLD election priorities 2015

    Our priorities for the incoming QLD government, specifically better support for vulnerable children and families through increased investment in early intervention.

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  • Oct 2014

    Inquiry into out-of-home care - submission

    Our submisson in response to a Senate inquiry into out-of-home care including best practice solutions for supporting children in vulnerable family situations.

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  • Sep 2014

    Forrest Review of Indigenous training and employment - submission

    Our submission in response to Creating Parity: The Forrest Review of Indigenous training and employment

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  • Sep 2014

    Inquiry into the extent of income inequality in Australia - submission

    Our recommendations in response to the Senate Inquiry into the extent of income inequalty in Australia

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