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Victoria extends support for every young person in state care

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Advocates are now urging New South Wales and Queensland to commit to extending state care                   

‘It’ll be a debt disaster’: Community groups condemn plan to axe safe lending laws

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Financial counsellors say the proposed responsible lending reforms will sow the seeds of the next financial crisis         

The transformative power of education

Contributor, Tuesday, 24th November 2020 -  Education remains one of the most effective antidotes to inequality, yet not everyone has the same access to an affordable education. This is one of the reasons Bendigo and Adelaide Bank developed its scholarship program.

Analysis

Are you ok Australia?

Contributor, Friday, 20th November 2020 -  Australians report high levels of life satisfaction but there are gaps – Indigenous Australians, immigrants and the unemployed fare worse. And a warning on COVID-19 fallout, social ties are important, writes Dr Ferdi Botha.

Analysis

Less than one quarter of Australian aid invested in children

Mercy Chipo Jumo, Friday, 20th November 2020 -  How does Australia’s child-focused aid stack up against comparable countries? Dane Moores and Mercy Jumo share findings from the NextGen Aid Report Card, which was released to mark World Children's Day. 

Homelessness eradication program to grow in Australia

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  The program has seen 13 communities across North America end homelessness   

Young Aussies more concerned by discrimination than COVID-19

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  More than a quarter of young people say they have been unfairly treated in the past year    

COSS Corner

State budgets, a social housing construction blitz, and 16 days to end gender-based violence

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

Safeguarding children with disability: An area still overlooked?

Contributor, Tuesday, 17th November 2020 -  Natalie Siegel-Brown, managing director of Child Wise, shares her top three concerns about the safeguarding landscape for children with disability.

Opinion

Decolonising social work

Tileah Drahm-Butler, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  Social worker, educator and proud Durrumbal/Kullilli and Yidinji woman, Tileah Drahm-Butler, finds that a narrative therapy approach is resonating with Aboriginal practitioners and clients alike.
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