In supporting people to reach their full potential, we cannot ignore the structural barriers to participation that many people face, including poverty, locational disadvantage, a lack of appropriate housing and a social safety net that has been chronically underfunded.
The imperative to address these factors underlines Jesuit Social Services’ submission to the 2020-21 Federal Budget.
In our submission, we call for:
Our submission also includes recommendations on settlement services, ecological justice, people seeking asylum and gender justice.
In devising this next Federal Budget, Jesuit Social Services calls on the government to devote resources and implement policies and practices that reduce inequality, prejudice and exclusion and that help ensure people on the margins of society are given every opportunity to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
Read our submission to the 2020-21 Federal Budget here.