Overall, The Salvation Army is supportive of the wellbeing approach articulated in the Budget Policy Statement (BPS) 2019.
Holistic wellbeing is central to The Salvation Army’s mission of living like Jesus and doing mission together by caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society by God’s power.
We therefore acknowledge and applaud this wellbeing approach, particularly the focus on critical issues such as child poverty and mental health. We thank this Committee for the opportunity to submit on this crucial statement.
However, there are some aspects of the BPS 2019 that we disagree with, that we believe are omissions from the BPS, or want to comment specifically on. These are outlined below in the remainder of this submission.