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Social Services Suffer

Thursday 11th December / posted by Chris Wheeldon

Looking forward to sharing Christmas withyour family?

Imagine you couldn’t afford presents for loved ones, or food for dinner. Where would you turn?

That is the reality for a growing proportion of Australia’s population, and their prospects for getting help are now worse than ever.

The Australian Council of Social Services assessment annual report states that 80% of frontline social services agencies are unable to meet demands.

It also states that those most in need in our country are the least able to gain assistance.

RTRFM’s Sarah Hughes spoke to WACOSS CEO Irina Cattalini and Greens senator Rachel Siewert about the report’s findings

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