Catholic Social Services Australia

Catholic Social Services Australia has published its Federal Election Statement. Its key messages include calls for an incoming government to commit to:

• Providing low-income and vulnerable families access to adequate income and social services when and where they need them;

• A full employment economy through the establishment of a Job Guarantee Program;

• Supporting the empowerment and self-determination of our First Nation peoples by working collaboratively and in genuine, formal partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in progressing constitutional recognition;

• Resettling all remaining refugees on Manus Island and Nauru in Australia; and

• Establishing a Charter for the Common Good to enhance cooperation between government, business and civil society in delivering a more inclusive economy and society.