Samaritans Blog

Samaritans vision is for a society without poverty, where there is inclusion, care, dignity and opportunity for all its citizens.

However there are roadblocks in the community holding back this vision.

Our blogs seek to identify these roadblocks and point to ways to overcome them.


Blog Posts

Federal Budget 2017

Samaritans CEO

The Turnbull Government’s tagline in Tuesday night’s Budget touted fairness, opportunity and security for all Australians, but the reality of this statement is of grave concern for vulnerable people and those organisations that support them. The 2017 Budget has resulted…

Fostering Hope

Samaritans CEO

I am always amazed by the work of foster carers who open their homes and their hearts to care for a child or young person without reservation.  Over 43,000 children in Australia are unable to live at home and are…

Caring for our carers

Samaritans CEO

Did you know almost 2.7 million Australians identify as carers? Of these around 850,000 recognise themselves as primary carers.  The role of a carer is significant and can directly impact their life choices and financial, emotional and social wellbeing.  Whilst…

Childcare Crisis

Samaritans CEO

Australia is currently facing a shortage of childcare spots and the number of children needing care is predicted to increase from 1.7 million to 2 million in the next three years. It is vital that the importance of access to…

Back to School

Samaritans CEO

This month I mark my first anniversary as Chief Executive at Samaritans and also as a resident of the Hunter region. Over this twelve month period, I’ve been in the fortunate position to observe and be involved with this community…