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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.

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Blog Posts

January 26: One day, many meanings

Regardless of how each of us choose to spend 26 January 2020, perhaps we should quietly reflect on what that day could mean to others. And in reflecting, perhaps we can come to accept and appreciate our differences, so that we can begin to discover what it is we have in common.

Jobseekers deserve better

This opinion piece was also published in the Newcastle Herald newspaper. Click to read. In December last year, there were more than 18,000 people in the Hunter region receiving Newstart. Newstart is designed to support people in our community who…

Post State Budget Commentary

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Written by Samaritans CEO, Brad Webb The NSW Government handed down the 2019/20 state budget on Tuesday 18 June. As I wrote before the budget, we were hoping to see three specific commitments in relation to housing, disability advocacy, and mental health.…

Film: In My Blood It Runs

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Written by Samaritans CEO, Brad Webb From 7 to 14 July, NAIDOC Week will be celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.   Just recently, I was in Melbourne on the land of the Wurundjeri people and had the opportunity…