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Helping the ‘missing middle’ access legal help

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th January 2021 -  A newly launched not for profit is set to offer free legal support for around 3,000 cases a year      

COSS Corner

Social reinvestment, Woolies alcohol megastore, and working to make ends meet

Contributor, Wednesday, 16th December 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

Keeping children safe in emergencies

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  Child Wise and Save the Children join forces to deliver timely training.

Fall in rents not enough to address housing affordability crisis

Bruce Argyle, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  It’s clear from the Rental Affordability Index that JobSeeker recipients are suffering rental stress despite falling rents and an increase in the JobSeeker payment. 

‘The worst is yet to come’: Growing number of Indigenous women seeking homelessness support

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  New data shows the rate of Aboriginal Victorians seeking homelessness support is growing twice as fast as the rate for non-Indigenous people                

Youth matters

Behind my crooked legs: The medical reality of life with a disability

Holly Matthews, Thursday, 10th December 2020 -  Holly Matthews explains what life is like for her as a teenager with Cerebral Palsy and shares her thoughts on what the disability and broader community sector can do to help young people like her.

Indigenous mental health falters under current system

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th December 2020 -  A new study finds an overhaul of the health system is required if Indigenous Australians are to have better health outcomes  

Disability groups fight to end segregation of people with disability in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th December 2020 -  The disability royal commission is yet to look at the issue of segregation in detail 

Opinion

Improving the lives of Australians with disability

Vince Massaro, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  As we adjust to a new way of living post-COVID, there is a real opportunity to address the longstanding barriers Australians with disability face, writes Vince Massaro, who shares the findings from a recent survey about how people with disability exp

Pushing Australia to change its attitude to people with disability

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  Meet the NFP working to ensure that there are more realistic inclusions of people with disability across all forms of media
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