Research report

Australians living on the edge 5: survey of the community services sector 2002

5 Feb 2003
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The fifth Australians Living on the Edge survey conducted by ACOSS and the state and territory Councils of Social Service was released on Thursday 30 January. This survey examines key changes in the operating environment of community organisations, major issues of concern to organisations, and how the community services sector is responding. Key findings of the report show a 12% increase in the number of people assisted by community organisations over the last two years and increased operating costs have forced agencies to turn thousands of people away. Many agencies reported they were under increasing pressure and were forced to create or extend waiting lists, increase referrals to other agencies and rely on unfunded efforts by staff and volunteers to cope.

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085871423X
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2003
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