Tag: emergency relief conference

Social Policy

The pantry to the welfare sector

In the last financial year Foodbank Australia has experienced an 11% increase in community groups seeking food assistance. In the lead-up to the National Emergency Relief Summit, we had the chance to speak to Gerry Andersen, CEO at Foodbank NSW about the reasons behind the rising demand, what families are most affected and the biggest…

4 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1

Social Policy

Close-up: Professor Peter Saunders

Emergency situations are traumatic to anyone who experiences them. However, it is the most vulnerable members of society that are affected the most. According to studies by Professor Peter Saunders, Research Chair at the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, 14% of Australians are unable to raise $2000 within a week in a case of emergency. …

24 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1