UnitingCare Australia facilitates social investment through advocating for policies and services that strengthen people’s capacities to participate in society to their full potential. We believe that economic policies should similarly reflect this focus on social investment to achieve a strong and thriving Australia.
Last night the Treasurer brought down a difficult budget for difficult times.
UnitingCare Australia National Director, Susan Helyar, said the 2010 Federal Budget must deliver for low income, socially marginalised people.
UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Susan Helyar, said tonight’s budget did not deliver on the Government’s social inclusion agenda.
UnitingCare Australia National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said the Government’s decision to cut welfare payments to families in order to return a surplus in the Federal Budget is poor judgement.
UnitingCare Australia National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds is available to comment on the Federal Budget in the lead up to the Treasury lock-up and from 7.30 tonight.
Ms Hatfield Dodds said the Federal Budget will provide a road map of the Government’s priorities for Australia. A well managed economy must enable us to fund the things that matter.
UnitingCare Australia said tonight’s Federal Budget is fiscally responsible and fair overall. It will deliver a decent chance at a decent life for more Australians.
UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds has welcomed modest measures in tonight’s budget that begin to redistribute existing revenue and scale back wasteful tax concessions, paving the way to fund important reforms.
UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said the Coalition’s decision to cut the Income Support Bonus, should it form government after the Federal election in September, will deliver a significant blow to low income Australians including people on Newstart, Youth Allowance and Parenting payments.
UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said that yesterday’s Commission of Audit report set out a raft of recommendations that challenge the way we think about the role of government and our expectations of it.
“While the report contains more than enough recommendations for cutting, transferring, privatising and scaling back to concern most sectors of the community, the recommendations do not equate to government decisions, as the Finance Minister made clear yesterday,” Ms Hatfield Dodds said.