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MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD

Wendy Williams is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector.

Articles:

Disability Employment Advocates Welcomed into the Hall of Fame

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th September 2017 -  A pair of leading disability employment advocates have been welcomed into the Disability Employment Australia Hall of Fame which recognises excellence, innovation and long-term commitment to the evolution of disability employment in Australia.

Disability Employment Sector Must Harness Platform Innovation

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th September 2017 -  A self-proclaimed “technology enthusiast” from Microsoft Australia has been offering the disability employment sector advice on how to harness platform innovation in an era of disruptive change, as the sector sits on the brink of a major change in how it operates.

Fears of Discrimination Stopping LGBTQ People Accessing Homeless Services

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th September 2017 -  Negative experiences or fears of discrimination and being misgendered are creating barriers to LGBTQ people accessing homelessness services, despite them being at least twice as likely as heterosexuals to have ever experienced homelessness, according to a new report.

A For Good Farming Adventure

Spotlight

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  The award-winning George the Farmer story app is helping to teach a new generation of Australians about life on the farm and where food comes from, writes Wendy Williams in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

Peak Body Demands Action to Stop NDIS Leaving Aboriginal People Behind

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  The NSW peak body for Aboriginal children and families is advocating for urgent action to stop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people “being left behind” by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Increase to Medicare Levy Must Not Become A Political Football

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  The Australian Council of Social Services has urged Parliament to “quickly resolve” funding to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as the Senate gets set to choose whether or not to boost the Medicare levy to pay for the scheme.

Employment Organisation Reaches Out to Asylum Seekers Caught in the Crackdown

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  Asylum seekers who have lost their welfare and accommodation in the recent government crackdown are being offered a job interview and a chance to put their culinary skills to use.

Levelling the Playing Field

Changemaker

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  Libby Lyons is the director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), which provides employers with advice, practical tools and education to help them improve gender equality. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Civil Voices Are Speaking Up for Advocacy

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th August 2017 -  Hundreds of social sector organisations have had their say on the issue of advocacy as part of an initiative to collect data on how the sector uses its voice in support of community.

Sector Rallies Over Asylum Seeker Welfare Crackdown

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 29th August 2017 -  The social sector has rallied behind refugees and asylum seekers in the wake of the Australian government’s decision to strip up to 400 Australian-based asylum seekers of welfare payments and accommodation.

Reducing Homelessness to Zero

Wendy Williams, Monday, 28th August 2017 -  A new initiative is aiming to bring homelessness in Adelaide down to zero.

NFPs At Risk of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

Wendy Williams, Monday, 28th August 2017 -  Not for profits are at risk of being exploited by money launderers and supporters of terrorism, according to Australia's first risk assessment of charities.
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