SACOSS State Budget Analysis 2022-23

Embolden sector and board members, staff and advocates attended the SACOSS Post Budget Treasurer’s Breakfast on Wednesday 8 June to hear from the Hon. Stephen Mullighan MP as he discussed the newly elected State Government’s first State Budget of their term, followed by a panel of sector experts who discussed implications for their sectors and those they support

This panel included Cheryl Axleby, Mark Henley from Uniting Communities, Fran Baum and Natalie Wade of Equality Lawyers – who particularly eloquently detailed the ways in which people with disability were overlooked or left out of important considerations in areas of the Budget.

In line with the sentiment of much of the social services sector, Embolden welcomes the proposed increases in funding and services for health, housing and homelessness. However – to effect meaningful and long-lasting change to the prevalence and impact of domestic, family and sexual violence in South Australia – much more needs to be done.