ACOSS to release modelling on reform of Australia’s family payment system to reduce child poverty

22 August 2013

Who: ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie and representatives from Australia’s community welfare sector

When: 11AM Friday August 23, 2013

Where: Mural Hall, Parliament House, Canberra

The Australian Council of Social Service will today release new modelling to show how Australia’s complex Family Tax Benefit system can be made fairer and simpler.

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie will be joined by other heads of leading charities and welfare agencies to outline proposals to better target payments to families that need support the most and simultaneously reduce poverty.

For more information and to arrange interviews contact: Fernando de Freitas 0419 626 155

Participants at the joint door-stop include:
Cassandra Goldie, CEO, ACOSS
Terese Edwards, CEO, National Council of Single Mothers and their Children
Kasy Chambers, Executive Director, Anglicare Australia
Anne Hollonds, CEO, Benevolent Society
John Falzon, CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society, National Council of Australia
Kelvin Alley, National Secretary, The Salvation Army National Secretariat
Steve Hackett, Executive Director, Family & Relationship Services Australia
Wendy Field, Head of Policy and Programs, The Smith Family