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Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia, the Salvation Army and UnitingCare Australia
The major church health and social service providers.

Christian care providers lodge submissions on welfare reform

Australia’s major church health and community service providers are today lodging submissions on the Welfare Review Interim Report, and are encouraging the reference panel to keep top-of-mind some key themes and principles when reviewing feedback.

National Director of UnitingCare Australia, Lin Hatfield Dodds said it is positive that the McClure Review is looking at the adequacy of welfare payments.

“Welfare should give people the support they need to thrive and to participate in the community, when they cannot provide for themselves through work,” she said. “At the moment our system—pieced together over time—does not always adequately provide for people, making it more likely that they will become trapped in poverty.”

Read the full, ecumenical statement on UnitingCare Australia’s website.

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