Policy submissions

We actively contribute to policy discussions in a range of areas relevant to our work, particularly education, community services and the non-profit and community sectors. Our policy submissions are available for download here. Please share them to help deepen community understanding about disadvantage in Australia.

More than one point one million Australian children and young people live in poverty.

Today, there are more than 1.1m Australian children and young people living in poverty*.

Submissions

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Submissions

Indigenous Evaluation Strategy Submission - Aug 2019

Submission to the National Youth Commission Inquiry on Youth Employment and Transitions - Jul 2019

Submission to Expert Advisory Panel for Rural and Regional Students in Victoria - Jul 2019

Submission to the South Australian Department of Education on VET in Schools - Jul 2019

Submission to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Expenditure on children in the Northern Territory - Jul 2019

Submission on Melbourne Declaration Review - Jun 2019

Submission to the Productivity Commission Consultation Paper - Mar 2019

Submission to the Future of Work in Queensland to 2030 - Mar 2019

Submission to the NAPLAN Reporting Review - Mar 2019

Submission to the National Regional, Rural and Remote Education Strategy - Issues Paper - Mar 2019

Submission to the National Regional, Rural and Remote Education Strategy Framing Paper - Feb 2019

Submission to the Commonwealth Government 2019-20 Pre Budget Submission - Feb 2019

Submission to the Expert Review of Australia's Vocational Education and Training Sector - Jan 2019

Submission to the NSW Curriculum Review - Nov 2018

Submission to the Inquiry into the appropriateness and effectiveness of the objectives, design, implementation and evaluation of Jobactive - Sep 2018

Submission to the Inquiry on Intergenerational Welfare Dependence - Sep 2018

Submission to the Stronger Outcomes for Families Review - Aug 2018

Submission to the Inquiry into Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century - Aug 2018

Submission to the Review of the Future of Employment Services - Aug 2018

Submission to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service - Jul 2018

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on Australia’s Progress on the Convention of the Rights of the Child – May 2018

Submission to the Inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia - Apr 2018

Submission to the Closing the Gap Refresh - Apr 2018 

Submission to the Inquiry into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Mar 2018

Submission to the Review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Legislation - Feb 2018

Submission to the Review of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017 - Feb 2018

Submission to the Australian Securities & Investment Commission's National Financial Literacy Strategy Consultation - Nov 2017

Submission to the Review to Achieve Excellence in Australian Schools - Oct 2017

Submission to the Review into Regional, Remote and Rural Education - Aug 2017

Submission to the Inquiry into School to Work Transition, Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training - July 2017

Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Committee Review of The Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 - May 2017

Submission on the Draft for consultation Advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and training action plan - May 2017

Submission on the Draft South Australia Education and Children's Services Bill 2016 - Mar 2017

Submission on the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper, Inquiry into Human Services: Identifying whether effectiveness of human services could be improved by introducing greater competition, contestability and informed user choice - Feb 2017

Submission on the Productivity Commission's Draft Report, National Education Evidence Base - Oct 2016

Submission to the evaluation of the Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) - Sep 2016

Submission on the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper, Inquiry into Human Services: Identifying sectors for reform - July 2016

Submission on the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper, Inquiry into data availability and use - July 2016

Submission on the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper, National Education Evidence Base - May 2016

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Investment - Mar 2016

Submission on the Private Ancillary Fund and Public Ancillary Fund Amendment Guidelines 2015 - Feb 2016

Submission on the Inquiry into educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students - Dec 2015

Submission on the Early Childhood Consultation Paper - Oct 2015

Submission on the Northern Territory Draft Education Bill 2015 - Sep 2015

Submission on the Inquiry into Service Coordination in Communities with High Social Needs - Aug 2015

Submission on The Education State Consultation Paper - July 2015

Submission on the Vision for a Science Nation: Responding to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia's Future Consultation Paper - July 2015

Submission to the Victorian Schools Funding Review - July 2015

Submission on the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment Bill 2015: Limiting FBT concessions on salary packaged entertainment benefits - July 2015

Rethinking Tax Discussion Paper - June 2015

Tasmanian Education Act Discussion Paper - Dec 2014

Response from NLEO to the Discussion paper from the Review of the loading for low socio-economic status - Sep 2014

Submission to the Forrest Review: Creating Parity Report - Sep 2014

Submission on the Extent of Income Inequality in Australia - Aug 2014

Options Paper - Charities and Not-for-Profit Submission - Aug 2014

Submission on the Interim Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform - Aug 2014

Northern Territory Education Act Reform Submission - Apr 2014

Social Services Investment Framework Submission - Apr 2014 Queensland

Submission on School Funding - Mar 2014

Commonwealth Budget Submission 2014/15

Submission to Review of the Australian Curriculum - Feb 2014

Productivity Commission Childcare and Early Learning Submission Feb 2014

Submission to Indigenous Employment Training Dec 2013

Consultation feedback to Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority - Dec 2013

Submission on ASIC Financial Literacy Strategy - Jun 2013

Submission to the House of Representatives into the TAFE system - Apr 2013

Submission on Australian Education Bill to House of Representatives Committee - Feb 2013

NFP Alliance letter to House of Representatives Committee on Australian Education Bill - Feb 2013

Submission on 2013-2014 Commonwealth Budget - Jan 2013

Submission on Future Provision of Years 11-12 education in regional Tasmania - Dec 2012

Submission on NSW Government Great Teaching Inspired Learning Discussion Paper - Nov 2012

Submission on South Australian Government Child Development Legislation - Oct 2012

Submission on South Australian Government Every chance for every child policy - Oct 2012

Submission on a National Career Development Strategy - Aug 2012

Submission on Charitable Fundraising Regulation Reform - Apr 2012

Submission on the ACNC Implementation Design - Feb 2012

Submission on NFP Governance Arrangements - Jan 2012

Submission on 2012-13 Commonwealth Budget - Jan 2012

Submission on ACNC draft Bill - Jan 2012

Submission to the Review of School Funding

Submission on a definition of Charity - Dec 2011

Submission on a National Childrens Commissioner - Dec 2011

Submission on Indigenous Higher Education - Nov 2011

Response to Skills Australia Consult on VET reforms - Nov 2010

Mental health and wellbeing of children and young people Submission to the WA Childrens Commissioner - Nov 2010

Business School Connections Roundtable - Oct 2010

Submission to the Australian Government Social Inclusion Board - Jul 2010

MCEECDYA Indigenous Education Action Plan Draft 2010-2014 Submission - Feb 2010

* Poverty in Australia, 2018, ACOSS/UNSW Report.