It continues to be disappointing that the government refuses to listen to the chorus of voices calling for an increase to Newstart allowance. This refusal condemns countless children to abject poverty.
There was nothing new for Tasmania from this Budget for the alcohol and drug sector.
New aged care initiatives announced last night included funding certainty for the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and $2.6 million to support the implementation of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy.
“Affordable housing and social housing, both public and community housing, ain’t fixed.”
Summaries on the major areas of the Budget with links to more information and commentary on related peak body websites.
There are 183,000 people older than 50 on Newstart who have been on Newstart for longer than 12 months.
These forums take the findings from the The Future of Tasmania’s Community Services Industry symposium to the next stage of establishing the scope and priorities of the Plan.
CEO, Cancer Council Tasmania
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