Organisations that provide one-off assistance to those in financial hardship stand to lose $5.7m a year

Emergency assistance organisations stand to lose $5.7m a year from 2020 after the social services minister, Paul Fletcher, refused to commit to extend additional funding in the budget.

This has prompted Labor to call for funding certainty for organisations that provide one-off assistance – such as food hampers and transport vouchers – to those in financial hardship.

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