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No. 7 June Quarter 2011: Summary Figures

14 August 2011

The cost of essential goods and services—utilities, healthy food, housing and health are rising incredibly fast. The overall generic Consumer Price Index (CPI) never gives the real picture of those critical day-to-day expenses. 

Download Cost of Living Update No. 7

Unique Peaks: Peak Organisations in the SA Health and Community Service Sector

14 June 2011

Research reporting defining peak organisations, their key roles and contributions, and how they operate in South Australia. The report includes recommendations for future operation and funding.

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No. 6 March Quarter 2011: Food

14 May 2011

Data shows that food generally is going up faster than the inflation rate, and that healthy foods have gone up even more than food prices generally. 

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At the Crossroads: Financial Counselling in SA

11 May 2011

Written in the wake of substantial cuts to financial counselling services in the September 2010 state budget, this report highlights the importance of the service, levels of demand and unmet need.

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The Family and Community Development Program

11 April 2011

Written in the light of announced cuts to this flagship prevention and early intervention program, this report outlined the history, structure and purpose of the Family and Community Development program. This provided background to the first stage of a sector-driven consultation which underpinned a long campaign to restore and improve this important program.

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SA Strategic Plan Analysis

10 September 2010

An analysis of the government's SASP Audit Commission report on the progress toward the state strategic plan, focussing on the targets and indicators relevant to the alleviation of poverty in South Australia.

Download South Australia's Strategic Plan Analysis: What Progress on Poverty

Alternative Employment Models in the SA Community Sector

24 June 2010

The report examines challenges for building a sustainable workforce in the community services, focusing particularly on how the government model of service contracting drives unsustainable employment models in the sector.

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Training and Skills Development

21 June 2010

Report exploring approaches to workforce training and development for the South Australian community services sector. The report makes recommendations for government and for community sector organisations.

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