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Community partnerships, healthy homes for renters and the impacts of the pandemic on DFV

Contributor, Thursday, 10th June 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


Victoria’s COVID lockdown reminds us how many rely on food charity. Here’s how we plan for the next inevitable crisis

Fiona McKay, Wednesday, 9th June 2021 -  To ensure we can assist all in need during the next inevitable crisis, we need to make sure charities are better funded, and can quickly respond to increased need, writes Fiona McKay.

Community for climate change

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  In a push to better understand how the community sector currently engages with climate change, the Australian Council of Social Service has launched a survey

Affordable and available aged care only part of the solution

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 3rd June 2021 -  We must recognise that adequate aged care extends beyond funding for facilities and prioritises connectedness and community, writes Bruce Argyle from Bendigo Bank.

A new community project goes door to door to talk about mental health

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 -  With the impacts of the pandemic still rippling through Australia, the Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) project is checking in with locals

Low-income Aussies have come out of COVID more financially vulnerable than before

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 31st May 2021 -  Accessing super and increased debt during COVID will have lifelong consequences for women, those over 45, single parents and disability pension recipients

COSS Corner

State budgets, helping the community get the jab and Queensland’s housing crisis

Contributor, Monday, 31st May 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

A report shows that the pandemic brought us closer but the young and First Nations people face discrimination

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 24th May 2021 -  Young people were the only group to experience a drop in their personal wellbeing in 2020

The importance of investing in education

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 6th May 2021 -  Education is a powerful antidote to inequality. Yet, inequalities are preventing some people from accessing an affordable education. This is why Bendigo and Adelaide Bank developed its scholarship program, writes Bruce Argyle.


One (wo)man’s trash…

Contributor, Friday, 2nd April 2021 -  Dr Anne Décobert looks at how a Melbourne community’s mission to reduce waste is building a kinder and more sustainable society, enabled by social media. 
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