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Young People Feel Unsafe in Residential Care

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th December 2016 -  The majority of young people in residential care do not feel safe and believe “drastic changes” need to be made to improve their safety, according to a new report.

Move To Introduce $1 Pokies Limit Breaking Industry’s ‘Dirty, Little Conspiracy’

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 19th December 2016 -  Coles has revealed it wants to introduce a $1 betting limit on poker machines, in a move the Alliance for Gambling Reform said was breaking up the “dirty, little conspiracy” of the powerful industry.

Changemaker

Balancing Heart and Head

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th December 2016 -  Dominique Mecoy is the director of client services at Metropolitan Cemeteries board, the chair of Technology Assisting Disability WA and a Leadership Western Australia alumna. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Members Revealed for National Redress Scheme

Wendy Williams, Friday, 16th December 2016 -  A broad group of specialists from across Australia have been appointed to advise the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, creating “a unique opportunity to show survivors that they have been listened to and hea

An Ode to Those ‘Rich in Brokenness and Brimming With Dreams’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th December 2016 -  National CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Dr John Falzon has responded to former prime minister Tony Abbott’s crackdown on people who receive disability support by penning a poem.

Demand for Homelessness Services at All Time High

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th December 2016 -  Demand for specialist homelessness services are at an all time high with a greater proportion of people receiving assistance due to domestic and family violence, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Opinion

Never Before Has Trust Mattered So Much

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th December 2016 -  The challenge for the not-for-profit sector in 2017 is to maintain and build trust, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie in his final article for the year.

Govt Denies Data on Refugees With Disabilities

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th December 2016 -  The federal government has denied it has any data on how many people with physical or mental disabilities are being held in offshore or onshore immigration detention centres despite having previously released figures.

Regulator Finds Australians Giving More to a Growing Charity Sector

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th December 2016 -  A landmark report by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has revealed that Australians gave $11.2 billion to charity last year, nearly 2.5 per cent more than the previous year.

SANE Australia Mourns Death of Co-Founder

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 13th December 2016 -  The co-founder and patron of mental health charity SANE Australia, Anne Deveson, has died at the age of 86.
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