Australia's peak body for social services has released its election policy priorities for whole of government advisory structures.
It makes four recommendations under these themes:
- Establishing a standing advisory body – a national reform council – to advise government on long-term whole-of-government policy challenges
- The Council would be underpinned by a fixed number of expert Commissions tasked with solving whole-of-government policy challenges
- Restore and lift funding for peak bodies and advocacy organisations so that marginalised voices are heard in public policy debate
- Commit to fund and support advocacy by the representatives of people and communities experiencing poverty and disadvantage as a legitimate part of national public debate