Community organisation fearful of Abbott government gag - by Peter Martin for the Sydney Morning Herald

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The Australian Council of Social Service is concerned that the Abbott government is seeking to gag the welfare sector after comments from Immigration Minister Scott Morrison that government funding should not be used to support advocacy groups.

ACOSS wants Prime Minister Tony Abbott to repudiate Mr Morrison's comments.

Government funding for a wide range of community organisations including ACOSS expires on December 31 after a budget decision to extend it for only six months while new long-term arrangements are developed.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/community-organisation-fearful-of-abbott-government-gag-20140611-39w52.html#ixzz34mj1vvtz

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