Speaking to power
The Salvation Army’s national policy statements will be released soon to coincide with the Australian Government’s budget, on 9 May.
The statements call for awareness of and relief for those under-privileged Australians who are enduring homelessness, FDV, poverty, addictions and other crises. In particular, The Salvation Army has repeatedly and consistently advocated on behalf of single parent families, who have been the losers in consecutive federal budgets.
The Salvation Army’s upcoming national Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS 2017) of Emergency Relief clients demonstrates again that the strains of living in a state of social and financial disadvantage takes a toll of the mental health and wellbeing of marginalised Australians.