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New NDIA CEO is revealed

Luke Michael, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  The NDIA has appointed a new CEO, 170 days on from Robert De Luca’s shock departure from the role.

Traditional owners ramp up fight against Origin Energy to end fracking in the NT

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  Over 30 traditional owners walked out of the meeting after delivering demands to the energy giant 

Senate backs calls for a review of rent assistance payments

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  This follows research showing 170,000 Australian homes were left with less than $35 a day after paying rent

People experiencing homelessness struggling to navigate the NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  The Victorian Homelessness Conference discussed the intersection between the NDIS, homelessness, and mental health

Opinion

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirms less than 2% of NDIS decisions appealed by participants

Geoff Southwell, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  With over 90 per cent of appeal cases potentially subject to undue influence by the NDIA – the very body whose actions are being questioned in the AAT – it is not clear that the NDIS appeals process is at all fair, writes Geoff Southwell.

Opinion

The public health issue that’s staring us in the face but being ignored

Tim Costello, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  Gambling is doing extreme harm in Australia. It is time for governments to start treating it as the public health issue it so clearly is, writes Rev Tim Costello AO, chief advocate for the Alliance for Gambling Reform.

Indigenous Australians struggle as nation’s money gap widens

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  The finance gap between Australian cities and regional areas is one of the worst in the developing world

Australia’s hunger crisis leaving vulnerable women without food

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  Charities are struggling to cope with a 22 per cent increase in demand for food relief

NAB tackles social housing shortage with $2 billion pledge

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  The bank will offer loans of up to $5 million to crisis accommodation providers

Opinion

Australia is bracing for a tsunami of homeless women

Jan Berriman, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  On World Homelessness Day, Jan Berriman from YWCA Housing explains the reasons behind the rise in the number of homeless women and suggests some practical solutions.
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