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Victorian Catholic schools face fee hikes

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Christine McGinn - AAP 

Victorian Catholic schools say they will have to cut programs or raise fees thanks to education funding changes in next week's federal budget. Catholic Education Melbourne executive director Stephen Elder said Tuesday's ‘Quality Schools’ announcement was ‘a direct attack on Catholic parish primary schools’.

The Victorian budget: An opportunity lost

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Denis Fitzgerald Executive Director, Catholic Social Services Victoria

Substantial initiatives over the past year by the Andrews’ Government have addressed entrenched disadvantage and vulnerability in the community, including in child and family services, family violence and social housing and homelessness. Some very helpful initiatives notwithstanding, this budget did not seize the opportunity to take further this focus on disadvantage and need.

Not safe as houses: Housing affordability crisis hits renters

Thursday 27 April 2017

Media and Communications
Finding a home in the Australian rental market is more difficult than ever, according to figures in 2017 Rental Affordability Snapshot released by Anglicare Australia this morning. This snapshot highlights the lived experience of people and families on low incomes, and the increasing struggles of trying to find a home in the private rental market.
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