descriptionReflections on the Victorian Budget

The budget released on 3 May demonstrates why Victoria is the place to be living in Australia right now. The Andrews Government has put money behind their rhetoric, backing their equity agenda with some truly landmark investments. The $1.9 billion to fund services for people who have experienced, or are experiencing family violence is a […]

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description2016 State Budget

CSMC embraces the progressive budget handed down by the Andrews Labor Government last week. We gratefully acknowledge the governments commitment to addressing family violence, and supporting low income families. In brief, this budget will see: $148.3 million committed to the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund, which will help over 200,000 disadvantaged students receive these expensive […]

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descriptionTackling housing unaffordability: a 10-point national plan

 Image courtesy of image catalog flickr cc Hal Pawson, UNSW Australia; Bill Randolph, UNSW Australia; Judith Yates, University of Sydney; Michael Darcy, University of Western Sydney; Nicole Gurran, University of Sydney; Peter Phibbs, University of Sydney, and Vivienne Milligan, UNSW Australia The widening cracks in Australia’s housing system can no longer be concealed. The extraordinary […]

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descriptionHis Name is Man

By Tenar Dwyer and Kerry Davies   Three days before Man Haron Monis walked into the Lindt café in Martin Place and took 17 people hostage his conviction for using the Australian postal service to send threatening letters to war widows had been upheld in the high court. A violent predator with a history of […]

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descriptionSingle Mothers and the 2014 Victorian State Election

By Tenar Dwyer   With the Victorian state election just days away we are still waiting to hear back from both the Liberal and Labor parties on where they stand on issues affecting single mothers. CSMC has made numerous attempts at contacting members of both parties but getting a response has proved almost impossible. Last […]

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description2014 Victorian state election: where do the major parties stand on issues affecting women parenting alone?

The 2014 Victorian state election is bearing down on us and considering the current national political climate the outcome is likely to be close. Federally, with the LNP claiming victory in 2013, we saw an immediate, hard shift to the political right and a steady march toward policies and tough budget measures calculated to drive vulnerable Australians, […]

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