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Policy priorities

The Salvation Army is particularly passionate about a few areas of policy. Our staff regularly discuss these policy priorities with political leaders and public officials to effect change. Our policy priorities include:

  • Family violence
  • Financial hardship and inclusion
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Mental health
  • Modern slavery
  • Substance use disorders
  • The environment

The Salvation Army advocates with government, community leaders and the wider community regarding the issues faced by Australians experiencing disadvantage. You can find out more about our current campaigns below.


Research and reports

The Salvation Army Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.

We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.

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The Salvation Army is an international movement. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name with love and without discrimination.

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