Media Releases

Thousands left speechless as federal government cuts interpreting service

Peak bodies unite to urge federal government to reinstate free interpreting services for emergency relief services.

 

Peak body calls for Federal Government to commit to retaining “Last Safety Net” funding

Kate Wheller, CISVic Executive Officer urges the Federal Government to retain current levels of funding for emergency relief services, generalist casework and financial counselling. Current funding agreements expire on 30 June 2014, and with 56% of clients living in poverty, and 44% struggling to make ends meet, this critical service is the Last Safety Net for vulnerable families and individuals in our communities.