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Songs and Stories of Indigenous Incarceration

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  The over-representation and treatment of Indigenous Australians in the justice system is once again making headlines, but a documentary, Prison Songs, puts a human face to the experiences of inmates.


Making Charity Cool

Wendy Williams, Monday, 22nd August 2016 -  Stephanie Lorenzo was just 22 when she founded PROJECT FUTURES, a Sydney-based Not for Profit with a mission to end human trafficking and slavery by empowering individuals to take action in their communities. Lorenzo is this week’s Changemaker.

Australia Must Triple Its Humanitarian Intake, Oxfam Says

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 19th August 2016 -  International aid agency Oxfam said Australia must triple its “shameful” intake of asylum seekers and refugees within five years, to 42,000, to help address the global humanitarian crisis.

NFPs Call for Humane Resettlement of Manus Asylum Seekers

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  Not for Profits are calling on the Australian Government to resettle refugees and asylum seekers in a “humane and sustainable way” in the wake of news that an agreement has been made to close the Manus Island detention centre.

NFPs Call for Royal Commission to Examine Nauru Abuse

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th August 2016 -  Australia’s peak bodies for welfare and international aid have called for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to urgently examine incidents of child abuse and harm in the Australian-run immigration detention cent

Refugee Advocate Says Leaked Nauru Files ‘Appalling’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th August 2016 -  The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) says leaked incident reports from Australia’s detention camp for asylum seekers on Nauru has again laid bare the devastating trauma and abuse inflicted on children held by Australia in offshore detention.

More Australians Missing Out on Community Legal Assistance

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th August 2016 -  The latest legal census by the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) has found that as many as 160,000 Australians were turned away from Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in 2014/15 – up by at least 30,000 from the previous census.

Campaign to Make Sure Homelessness Counts in the Census

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 4th August 2016 -  Not for Profits, led by Homelessness Australia, are campaigning to ensure that homeless people are included in the 2016 census so the severity of the issue is accurately represented.

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Through the Eyes of a Boy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 4th August 2016 -  Zach’s Ceremony is a deeply personal coming-of-age story about a boy caught between two worlds, the city versus the outback, black versus white, and the struggles between a father and a son, but at it’s core it shines a lights on the issues of ra

Greens to Re-Open Inquiry Into Restraining People With Cognitive Impairment in Detention

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 -  Western Australia’s re-elected Greens Senator Rachel Siewert will move to restart an inquiry into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive impairment.
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