ACOSS calls for Budget to be based on needs, not wants

Who: ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie

When: 10AM Monday February 10, 2014

Where: ACOSS Office, Level 2, 619 Elizabeth Street, Redfern, NSW

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie will on Monday unveil comprehensive proposals to help put the nation’s Budget on a sustainability long-term footing in the fairest possible way.

Dr Goldie will urge the Federal Government to deliver on the election promise that it won’t ‘leave anyone behind’, and to use it’s first Budget to realign government entitlements and subsides based on needs, not wants.

The head of the community sector’s peak body will argue that now is the right time for Government action to clamp down on wasteful and inefficient expenditure to allow us to close the worst gaps in our economic and social infrastructure.

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