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The Benevolent Society, operating since 1813, provides integrated support services to children, young people and families, older Australians, people with disability and carers. It has more than 1,000 people-first practitioners working to help people live their life, their way. As one of Australia’s first charitable organisations, The Benevolent Society has pioneered positive social change and uses its practice wisdom to advocate for a just, caring society.

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New board appointment for The Benevolent Society

16 Oct 2023

The Benevolent Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Smith AO to its Board of Directors.

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Major Child Protection Agencies Join SNAICC In Backing A National Commisioner For Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Children At The SNAICC23 Conference

7 Sep 2023

In a show of unity, Allies for Children, a newly formed Alliance of Child Protection agencies have joined in support of SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children and its calls for an independent National Commissioner dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

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Lin Hatfield Dodds, CEO, The Benevolent Society on the anticipated inclusions in the Federal Treasury’s Intergenerational Report

23 Aug 2023

There is an urgent need to prepare the care and support sector for the huge increase in demand for services over the next 40 years. We are far off where we need to be. We must get the right settings in place so this sector can provide increased, improved and more reliable services to Australians.

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