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Millions of vulnerable Aussies turning to payday loans

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th November 2019 -  A new report says Australian households risk falling into a debt spiral from payday lenders

Australia’s hunger crisis leaving vulnerable women without food

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  Charities are struggling to cope with a 22 per cent increase in demand for food relief

Charities stretched beyond capacity as hunger crisis takes hold

Luke Michael, Thursday, 3rd October 2019 -  Western Australian charities are struggling to cope with growing and entrenched demand for food relief, according to new research outlining possible solutions to the state’s hunger crisis.   

Opinion

Placing a value on learning – the great divide in Australia

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th September 2019 -  Where you live and the postcode of the school you attend will have a significant impact in determining your opportunities. We need to start addressing the educational bias that limits opportunities for people living in rural and regional Australia, w

Harnessing community for effective action

Contributor, Tuesday, 10th September 2019 -  The upcoming ACOSS Conference will act as a key platform for the sector to hear directly from relevant political leaders and to pose pressing questions, writes Jacqueline Phillips, director of policy at the Australian Council of Social Service.

Filling the cracks: Our moral duty to reduce inequality in Australia

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Can we truly count Australia among the world’s “wealthy nations” when that wealth is not shared equally? Can we truly take pride in our country’s development and economic achievements when we know it’s not for everyone, asks Community Secto

Opinion

Someone else’s shoes

David Crosbie, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie reflects on the role empathy plays in our community.

Poverty in Australia is increasing as wages stagnate

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  Australia’s poverty rate is on the rise, new data shows, with community groups saying this is a result of the government’s failure to properly index Newstart.

Wealth inequality on the rise in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Average household wealth in Australia has risen above $1 million, but community groups warn this comes at a time of widening economic inequality, with the wealth of low-income earners falling by almost 10 per cent.

Partnerships are the key to a thriving civil society

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 13th June 2019 -  Our communities are better when they bind together with a common purpose and common values, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking.
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