Media Alert: Community sector response to Federal Budget – doorstop

8 May 2018

Who: ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie and other representatives from Australia’s Community Sector
When: 10.30am Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Where: Senate Courtyard, Parliament House, Canberra

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie will be joined by representatives from national community sector organisations to provide a comprehensive response to the Federal Budget at a press conference at 10.30am on Wednesday morning, in the Senate Courtyard of Parliament House in Canberra.

Community leaders will provide their analysis of what the Federal Budget will mean for individuals and families, including people living on low incomes and others who are vulnerable, and on the services on which they rely.

Attendees at the press conference include:

  • Australian Council of Social Service, Cassandra Goldie, CEO
  • Anglicare Australia, Roland Manderson, Deputy Director
  • Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Ross Joyce, CEO
  • Australian Youth Affairs Coalition, Caitlin Figueiredo, Board member
  • Baptist Care Australia, Marcia Balzer, Executive Director
  • Community Mental Health Australia, Amanda Bresnan, CEO
  • Disabled People’s Organisations Australia, Therese Sands, Director
  • Equality Rights Alliance – YWCA Australia, Helen Fisher, Program Manager
  • Mission Australia, Jacquelin Plummer Head of Policy and Advocacy
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, Cheryl Axleby, CEO
  • National Council for Single Mothers and their Children, Terese Edwards, CEO
  • National Disability and Carers Alliance, Kirsten Deane, Executive Director
  • National Ethnic Disability Alliance, Dwayne Cranfield, CEO
  • The Salvation Army, Jason Davies-Kildea
  • St Vincent de Paul Society, National Council of Australia, John Falzon, CEO

Media Contact: Kate Finlayson 0419 626 155