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Coalition promises to support charities and the NDIS… but won’t budge on Newstart

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The Coalition government says it strongly supports the charity sector and has promised the National Disability Insurance Scheme will always be fully funded, as it seeks re-election in May.   

But the government maintained there was no need to raise Newstart, repeating its mantra that “the best form of welfare is a job”.

In the lead up to May’s federal election, Pro Bono News is speaking with representatives from the Coalition, Labor and The Greens to gauge each party’s vision for the social sector.

The Coalition government is yet to provide a formal response to last August’sAustralian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Legislation Review and Senator Zed Seselja, the minister responsible for the charity sector, did not respond to questions around when this response would come.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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