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Catholic Social Services Victoria has urged the Andrews Government to ensure sustainable community services for many years to come through the development of well-articulated policy objectives and adequate resourcing. In a pre-budget submission to Treasurer Tim Pallas, Catholic social services called on the Government to adopt a budget strategy that would address the needs of those who are most vulnerable. Fund priority needs across the social services sector, recommit to a comprehensive strategy analogous to redress disadvantage.

An estimated 15,000 people gathered on Palm Sunday, 29 March, to rally in Melbourne for justice for refugees. Prior to the rally, some gathered at St Patrick's Cathedral for a Prayer Service in Solidarity with Refugees and Asylum Seekers.  Click here for an account of the rally, and Fr Bruce Duncan's homily at the Cathedral.
Thanks to all who contributed to our Commissioning Mass and Annual General meeting at MacKillop Family Services on 12 March.  Congratulations and thanks to Patrice Scales, who was re-elected as Chair of Council, and to Jan Horsnell, John Blewonski and Cathy Humphrey on their election to Council.
Click here for the March 2015 newsletter of the Welcome the Asylum Seeker Parish Support Program.  Accommodation for asylum seekers remains a pressing need.

 
Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work. Click for our Reconciliation Vision
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