Charities experiencing impacts from the economic downturn over Christmas lead today’s media update, the final update for 2011. The impact on children of separation over Christmas, child abuse in the Catholic church, foster care payments in New South Wales, and recent coverage of community services minister, Mary Wooldridge, and the Baillieu Government also feature.
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Economic downturn hits charities approaching Christmas
- Sweet charity not enough to help when needed most, The Age, 21 December 2011
- Drop in consumer confidence worries charity, ABC 774 Melbourne, 20 December 2011
Separation challenging for children at Christmas
- Kids suffer in festive tug-of-war, Herald Sun, 21 December 2011
Catholic church says evidence needed to justify abuse inquiry
- Critics of church’s handling of abuse cases need evidence, The Age, 16 December 2011
- Related coverage: Catholic church failed to tell police of sex abuse, The Age, 6 December 2011
- Related coverage: Ballarat residents rally for Catholic church sex assault victims, The Courier, 5 December 2011
- Related coverage: A plea for an inquiry and a tale of the one who got away, The Age, 3 December 2011
- Related coverage: Child welfare advocates criticise church code of conduct, ABC Radio National PM, 15 November 2011
- Related coverage: Calls for an Inquiry, ABC 7.30 Victoria, 12 August 2011
- Related coverage: Extended interview with Paul Lyons, ABC 7.30 Victoria, 12 August 2011
Foster carer reimbursements cut in NSW
- Foster carers slam NSW payment cuts, The Age, 15 December 2011
Victorian Government coverage
- Minister hits back at public sector union, The Standard, 19 December 2011
- Minister Mary Wooldridge in policy launch bribes claim, Sunday Herald Sun, 18 December 2011
- Will Ted’s tough love be too much for the public to bear?, The Age, 18 December 2011
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