Federal Election Asks 2022

This federal election, CISVic is calling on all candidates to commit to a number of key asks.

Funding for Workers

  • Provide funding for professional staff in every agency to support delivery of the Emergency Relief program.


  • Build at least 25,000 new social housing properties each year to develop a housing pipeline that will address current waiting lists and the projected demand. the supply of affordable rental housing in Australia is inadequate.
  • The current shortfall of social housing is estimated to be 433,400 properties, growing by 727,200 by 2026

School Costs

  • Fund public schools to a minimum of 100% of the School Resource Standard which is the minimum funding needed to give every child the greatest opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of their background.
  • Include fully funded loadings for students with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students from low-SES background, rural and remote students, and students requiring English language support.

Centrelink Payments

  • Lift all income support payments to at least $69 a day.
    • index payments to wages as well as prices to maintain their value over time
  • Ensure there are supplementary payments that meet specific needs.
    • Increase Commonwealth Rent Assistance by 50%
    • Provide a Disability and Illness Supplement of at least $50 a week
    • Provide a Single Parent Supplement that recognises the costs of single parenthood.


  • Establish a Dental Benefits Scheme, making dental care more accessible to all Australians on Health Care Cards.

Asylum Seekers

  • Provide Medicare, income support, employment, mental health and other vital services to all people seeking asylum.

View our summary document here.

Our Member's Federal Election Asks Kit can be found here.