Wednesday 19 October 2016
The Federal government has initiated much discussion on welfare reform and the economic impact of employment opportunities. Government initiatives providing both an adequate social safety net and economic development are welcomed, but more is needed. Current levels of community disadvantage require significant government action across a range of fields.More
Monday 20 June 2016
A national homelessness strategy is a key task for the new Parliament
Baptist Care Australia is calling for all political parties and independents to commit ahead of the Federal Election to a long term strategy to address homeless.
Baptist Care Australia has identified Homelessness and Affordable Housing as one of the key issues that is highlighting during the 2016 Federal Election campaign.
Baptist Care Australia has noted with concern that homelessness has barely rated a mention from the major political parties during the election campaign.
In particular, Baptist Care Australia draws attention to the risk of homeless for children and, during this Refugee Week, for refugees in our country.More
Wednesday 22 February 2017
New Executive Director sees opportunity in changing landscape
Marcia Balzer the newly-appointed Executive Director for the peak body representing Baptist community service organisations is optimistic about the opportunities for faith-based services within Australia's constantly changing political and cultural landscape.
Monday 23 January 2017
Message from the Board ChairpersonMore
Saturday 31 December 2016
Tax reform is a key issue for addressing the revenue side of the social welfare funding equation in Australia.
We can only create a just society if, as a community and as a nation, we make adequate provision for the poor, the marginalised and those unable to adequately provide for themselves. And as a nation we can only provide for those most in need if we structure our tax system to raise revenue fairly and sustainably – and if we create a national consensus that accepts that the system is fair and sustainable.More
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Refugee resettlement a welcome breakthrough
The Australian Government’s announcement that asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island will be allowed to leave their present inhumane confinement and resettle in the Unites States is a welcome breakthrough, national faith-based organisation Baptist Care Australia and A Just Cause said following the Government’s announcement.More