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.

  • Apr 2012

    Inquiry into domestic violence trends and issues in NSW - submission

    Our submission to the NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into domestic violence trends and issues in NSW.

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  • Mar 2012

    Family joblessness and pathways to employment - snapshot

    Key findings of research which examined family joblessness and opportunities to promote pathways to education and employment.

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  • Nov 2011

    Our clients are your clients: bringing services together to tackle family joblessness - full report

    Overview of issues surrounding family joblessness and opportunities to promote pathways to education and employment.

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  • Jun 2011

    Housing for older Australians: affordable, well-located and suitable?

    By Council to Homeless Persons Article by The Benevolent Society published in Parity, the magazine of the Council to Homeless Persons.

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  • Apr 2011

    Inquiry into Commonwealth contribution to fomer forced adoption practices - submission

    Our submission to the 2011 Senate Inquiry into forced adoption practices.

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  • Apr 2011

    Inquiry into the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 - submission

    Our submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry about proposed amendments to family law to better protect parents and children affected by domestic and family violence.

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  • Mar 2011

    Productivity Commission's draft report on aged care - submission

    Our submission in response to draft recommendations for the reform of the aged care sector.

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  • Feb 2011

    Inquiry into national not for profit regulator - submission

    Our submission about the proposal to establish a national body to regulate not-for-profit organisations.

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  • Jan 2011

    Inquiry into the early childhood development workforce - submission

    The Benevolent Society's submission in response to the Productivity Commission’s study into Australia’s early childhood development workforce.

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  • Jan 2011

    Inquiry into the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Exposure Draft Bill 2010 - submission

    Our submission in response to proposed amendments to family law to better protect parents and children affected by domestic and family violence.

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