TSA speaks re welfare reform
8 september 2017
A submission has been made to the Productivity Commission re reforms to the human services sector, and the notion of introducing competitive tendering and contestability to areas such as social housing, human services (with an emphasis on homeless services), palliative care, public hospitals, dental health and Indigenous services.
‘While implementation of many of the recommendations would represent vast improvements in equity, access and choice by placing clients at the heart of service provision,’ The Salvation Army wrote, there are ‘a number of overarching and specific concerns relating to disadvantaged people who are supported on a daily basis. People who are vulnerable and disadvantaged do not have equity of access in consumer choice based systems.’
The commission will make its final report to the Australian Government in October 2017.
The Salvation Army’s submission PDF
Information about the Productivity Commission