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Australia Elected to UN Human Rights Council     

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th October 2017 -  Australia has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, but humanitarian aid organisations have called on the federal government to “walk the walk” by improving the country’s own human rights record.

NDIS Agency Takes Action to Improve Participant Experience

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 18th October 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Agency is to trial new ways of interacting with people with disability, as well as service providers, to improve the experience of the NDIS – a move that has been welcomed by the not-for-profit sector.

Research Shows Vulnerable Australians Caught in Vicious Debt Cycle

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 18th October 2017 -  Vulnerable Australians are “drowning in debt” struggling to overcome financial woes that are being magnified by attempts to manage the issues via increased debt and gambling, according to new research.


Global Poverty: An Amazing Success Story… But We Still Have a Long Way to Go

Chris Murdoch, Tuesday, 17th October 2017 -  As Anti-Poverty Week in Australia gets underway, Chris Murdoch from Opportunity International Australia considers the solutions to global poverty and how much work there is still to do.

Triggs Says Australia’s Approach to Women’s Economic Empowerment a ‘Disgrace’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th October 2017 -  The former president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, has labelled the federal government’s approach to the economic empowerment of women “a disgrace”.

New Report Looks at the Social Challenges Affecting Melbourne

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th October 2017 -  A report card on the health and wellbeing of Melbourne has been launched to help charitable and not-for-profit organisations tackle social issues affecting the community.

Rego Costs For Drivers With Disabilities Cut, But Transport Access Issues Remain

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th October 2017 -  The Victorian government has announced it is cutting the cost of registration for wheelchair users who modify their cars to drive, but disability advocates say people with disabilities’ access to public transport also needs to improve.


The Brisbane Oncologist Revolutionising Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th October 2017 -  Professor Andreas Obermair is a Brisbane-based gynaecological oncologist and co-founder of the Cherish Women's Cancer Foundation, which raises funds for gynaecological cancers. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Underemployment Negatively Affecting Mental Health of People with Disabilities

Luke Michael, Friday, 13th October 2017 -  New research from the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) has found people with disabilities are more likely to experience underemployment, and are more likely to have their mental health adversely affected by it.

Asian Australian Foundation Looks to Empower Women Through Giving

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th October 2017 -  A new initiative that brings Asian-Australian women together to share experiences of discrimination in the workplace and develop leadership skills through philanthropy is set to be launched, looking to “empower women through giving”.
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