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Budget a lost opportunity to tackle poverty

Anglicare Australia has called this Budget a lost opportunity to tackle poverty: “Emergency assistance charities stand to lose $5.7m a year from 2020. The Government has refused to take action on the expiry of that funding in this Budget. This comes on top of five years’ worth of cuts from social security and community services to the tune of $15 billion”