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The NDIS National Workforce Plan – We need a broader understanding of workplace innovation

Contributor, Thursday, 29th July 2021 -  The new workforce plan emphasises the importance of innovation. But is the government’s conception of innovation ambitious enough in the workforce context, and will its recommended strategies deliver on this goal, asks Dr Caroline Alcorso.

‘I just feel anxious all the time’: Huge mental toll of COVID on young people revealed

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th July 2021 -  Lockdowns and restrictions have made young people feel isolated and worried about their education  

Opinion

Homelessness shouldn’t be inevitable for women and children escaping family violence

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 26th July 2021 -  With National Homelessness Week just around the corner, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare CEO Deb Tsorbaris calls on the Australian government to invest in social housing so women and children can escape violence and avoid homelessnes

Opinion

When it comes to violence against women, doing nothing does harm

Andrew Cairns, Monday, 26th July 2021 -  Every man has a role to play in changing the unequal power relations, cultural norms, and social structures that excuse violence against women, writes Andrew Cairns.

COSS Corner

The cost of living, evidence talks, and back to the good things

Contributor, Monday, 26th July 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

‘This is about reclaiming our own lives’: New vaccine ad to inspire hope

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 19th July 2021 -  A new campaign is using the power of positivity to encourage people to get vaccinated 

Human rights groups sign on to fight climate change

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  “As a humanitarian organisation, we recognise that we have a responsibility and a collective responsibility to support climate change mitigation and adaptation”

Into the rainbow

The case for real diversity and inclusion

Nevena Spirovska, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  To launch a new monthly column focusing on Australia's LGBTIQA+ community, Nevena Spirovska looks at how your organisation can be sure it’s creating a positive experience for LGBTIQA+ people.

Local community rallies after a truck is stolen from Foodbank SA’s warehouse

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 14th July 2021 -  “The one positive that’s come out of this whole situation is the support we’ve had from the community as well as the corporate sector”

Youth matters

How the creative arts and community sector can open opportunities for young people

Jay Mifsud, Tuesday, 13th July 2021 -  Creative programs can build a bridge of equity from the community sector to the arts so all young people, regardless of background, can embrace music and creativity, writes Jay Mifsud who shares their experience with youth program FReeZA.
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