Impact on charities of economic downturn leads update

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

Separation challenging for children at Christmas

Catholic church says evidence needed to justify abuse inquiry

Foster carer reimbursements cut in NSW

Victorian Government coverage

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