Unpaid work plugs government funding gaps in community sector, national survey finds

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated April 26 2022 - 12:34am, first published April 25 2022 - 2:01pm
The chief executive of the Australian Council for Social Service, Dr Cassandra Goldie, who has called on the incoming federal government to better fund the community services sector. Picture: Karleen Minney

Staff in community sector organisations worked unpaid overtime in order to make up for government funding shortfalls across increasingly stretched services as the pandemic drove up demand, a national industry survey has found.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.