As an organisation committed to addressing injustice and alleviating disadvantage, it is important that we take a stand on pressing matters of our time.
During the last financial year, we updated our Social Justice Statements on Housing and Homelessness, People Seeking Asylum and Refugees, and Cost of Living, and launched a new Statement focused on Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Each statement clearly outlines our positions with detailed advice for policy makers by drawing on expert research and the lived experiences of people directly impacted.
Using our Social Justice Statements as a framework, we also made numerous submissions to policy processes and inquiries – helping ensure that the values and experiences of the Society, and the people we assist, shape decision-making processes in ways that transform the causes of poverty. This included dozens of submissions to local Councils to inform the development of Local Strategic Planning Statements and Housing Strategies to give greater priority to social and affordable housing.