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A journey to discovery: Learning how other countries ended homelessness

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 19th May 2022 -  We sit down with Churchill Fellow David Pearson as he gets ready to travel to the United States, to find out about his trip and what he hopes to learn about how communities around the world are reducing and ending street homelessness.

Opinion

First Nations people in the NT receive just 16 per cent of the Medicare funding of an average Australian

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th May 2022 -  As Australians head to the polls this weekend, it’s glaringly apparent that Medicare isn’t delivering equal benefit to First Nations people.

COSS Corner

Contacting local candidates about inequality, ensuring votes for people with disability, and NT budget fails sector

Contributor, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

Record transfer sees land given back to traditional owners

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 11th May 2022 -  The historic transfer will be the largest parcel of private land to be returned to traditional owners in Victoria.

Opinion

Renovating the great Australian dream

Brugh O'Brien, Tuesday, 10th May 2022 -  Skyrocketing property prices have rendered the traditional Aussie dream of owning your own home obsolete. The Australian Centre for Social Innovation’s Brugh O’Brien says it’s time to think differently.

Housing forum showcases fixes for a broken ecosystem

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 9th May 2022 -  Housing is proving to be a hot button issue of the election, as advocates and charities come together to voice their concern about the housing crisis.

Into the rainbow

More than rainbows: Recognising IDAHOBIT day’s dark history

Nevena Spirovska, Monday, 9th May 2022 -  While IDAHOBIT day now has a celebratory mood, the journey toward it has been darker and more difficult than many realise, writes Nevena Spirovska. 

Opinion

Youth and child homelessness matters, why aren’t we doing more about it?

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Affordable housing for young Australians falling through the cracks is possible with greater federal investment, argues Deb Tsorbaris.

Opinion

Younger people in aged care is a problem: will the government keep its stated commitment?

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Warehousing people with disability under 65 in nursing homes that are not resourced to meet their needs is a waste of human potential, argue Di Winkler and Peter Mulherin.

Hundreds answer call to defend NDIS

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  “It's been so difficult historically for people with disability and families to get heard and be treated like their concerns are worthy and important enough to consider”
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