2019 Impact 25
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD

Analysis

Explainer: the medevac repeal and what it means for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru

Contributor, Thursday, 5th December 2019 -  Jacqui Lambie has made a secret deal with the Coalition government to secure the repeal of medevac, writes Alex Reilly from the University of Adelaide.

WA spends big on community housing

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 5th December 2019 -  The state government has announced it will pump over $125 million into social housing 

Royal commission uncovers ‘barbaric’ restraining practices against people with disability

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th December 2019 -  A criminologist says people with disability are suffering violence and abuse in group homes

The NDIS needs a new plan

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 -  UWA White Paper calls for fit-for-purpose disability system in Australia

Opinion

To really fix Victoria’s mental health system, we’ll need to bridge the state/Commonwealth divide

Contributor, Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 -  The Victorian government has pledged to adopt all recommendations made in the interim report of the state’s mental health royal commission, writes Professor Anthony Jorm, Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Government vows to remove young people with disability from aged care

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  Last year there were around 6,200 people under 65 living in residential aged care in Australia

Hot Topic

A community acting against family violence

Contributor, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  One Aboriginal community has co-designed an online family violence resource for their own people, prioritising the voices of Australia’s First Nations populations in positive change, writes Renee Fiolet from University of Melbourne.

Review calls for refugee community sponsorship program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th November 2019 -  A new report says Australia needs a community sponsored visa program which harnesses the collective strength of whole communities

Analysis

The most important issue facing Australia? New survey sees huge spike in concern over climate change

Contributor, Wednesday, 27th November 2019 -  Nearly half of Australians aged 18 to 24 view climate change as the biggest problem facing Australia in new national survey, writes Professor Andrew Markus from Monash University.

‘We can’t rely on the stats’: Anti-poverty campaigners urged to shift communication approach

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th November 2019 -  A UK expert says work must be done to stop poverty being seen as a sign of personal failure
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