Canberra Summit To Highlight Impact Of Global Economic Crisis On Social Services

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MEDIA RELEASE


CANBERRA SUMMIT TO HIGHLIGHT IMPACT OF ECONOMIC CRISIS ON SOCIAL

SERVICES 


Major church providers will take their concerns regarding the impact of the global financial crisis to political

leaders at a national summit at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 26 November.  


The group has commissioned Access Economics to identify likely impacts in a discussion paper – The

impact of the financial crisis on social services which will be presented at the summit.


Key members of the Government have been invited to address the summit, to comment on the discussion

paper and to participate in the development of recommendations.


These include: the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Treasurer Wayne

Swan, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin, Finance

Minister Lindsay Tanner, and Minister for Workforce Participation Brendan O’Connor.


Thirty leaders, agency directors and CEOs from the four major church provider networks, and other national

leaders have also been invited, and will be asked to develop recommendations to the Government to deal

with the impact of the crisis on Australia’s most disadvantaged people. 


Media are invited to attend.


A joint media conference will be launched at 10.55am in Committee Room 1R1 at Parliament House in

Canberra following the launch of the paper and again at the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery boxes at

3.30pm, where the group is expected to release a comprehensive list of recommendations. 


Spokespeople from the four major church providers include:


Anglicare Australia



Kasy Chambers, Executive Director

Catholic Social Services Australia

Frank Quinlan, Executive Director

Salvation Army

David Eldridge, Territorial Social Program Secretary, Australian

Southern Territory, 

UnitingCare Australia



Lin Hatfield-Dodds, National Director



LAUNCH 

Date:


Wednesday 26 November 200

Venue:


Committee Room 1R1

Parliament House Canberra

Time:


10.15am 


MEDIA CONFERENCE

Date: 


Wednesday 26 November 2008

Venue:


Committee Room 1R1

Parliament House Canberra

Time:


10.55am



FOLLOW-UP MEDIA CONFERENCE 

Date:


Wednesday 26 November 2008

Venue:  

Press Boxes



Parliament House Canberra

Time: 


3.30pm










20 November 2008 


Contact:

Judith Tokley

0408 824 306 / 02 6285 1366






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