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Welfare Recipients in Sydney’s Southwest Face Random Drug Testing in 2018

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  Welfare recipients in Sydney’s southwest will be the first to undergo a random drug testing trial, which the Turnbull government announced will be implemented from the beginning of next year.

Legislation for Long Term Rental Agreements But Sector Sounds Warning

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  The Victorian government has introduced legislation for new long-term tenancy agreements but advocacy groups have warned the move only “tinkers around the edges” instead of looking at the bigger picture of tenancy reform.

Disability Sector in Political Battle for TV Audio Description Services

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  Australia’s blind and vision impaired sector is engaged in a political battle to have permanent audio description services included in new broadcast reform legislation which is awaiting debate in the Senate.

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Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disability

Anna Arstein-Kerslake, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  Laws that remove people’s rights to make decisions on the basis of cognitive disability need a rethink, writes Dr Anna Arstein-Kerslak from University of Melbourne, in this article first published on Pursuit.

NDIS Achieves ‘Major Milestone’

Contributor, Monday, 21st August 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is celebrating a “major milestone” after being delivered to 100,000 participants.


Volunteering and the ‘Non-Ongoing Funding’ Caveat

Alison Lai, Monday, 21st August 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has a job to do to convince the federal government to put funding for volunteering towards the top of its long-term priority list and not on the bottom, despite a short-term funding reprieve, writes CEO of Volunteering Tasma

New NFP Real Estate Agency to Help Homelessness as Street Count Reveals Sydney in Crisis

Wendy Williams, Monday, 21st August 2017 -  A not-for-profit real estate agency is set to be established in Sydney in a bid to help increase the supply of affordable rental housing in the inner city, as not for profits are calling for action on homelessness in the wake of the latest street cou

Be a Live-In Mentor

Contributor, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  Help guide a young person’s journey to independence by joining Anglicare Victoria’s live-in mentor program.

More Work Needed to Assist School Students with Disability

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  A report by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission into the experience of students with disabilities in Victorian schools has found that while there have been some significant policy developments in the last five years, more work

New Powers for the Disability Services Commissioner

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  The Victorian Disability Services Commissioner (DSC) has been given new investigative and inspection powers to assist people with a disability.


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