In recognition of the period of significant fiscal challenge in which the 2023/24 Victorian State Budget is set, Catholic Social Services Victoria offers this Submission as input to the Victorian State Budget.
CSSV has made a submission to the ‘National Plan’ to reduce violence against women and their children. In the submission, CSSV calls for 11 recommendations including the establishment of mechanisms that allow for resourcing and collaboration with faith leaders and faith communities, alongside experts and services, top prevent and respond to violence against women.
CSSV has written a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension.
Our submission is derived largely from consultation with a number of our Victorian member organisations who are engaged in focused care, support, provision of accommodation and advocacy for people with a disability.
In light of, and in response to, the disruptive and tragic outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Social Services Victoria offers this Budget Priorities Discussion Paper and recommendations as input to the 2021/22 Victorian Budget process.