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Community Groups Warn of Rental Affordability Catastrophe in NSW

Luke Michael, Friday, 11th January 2019 -  New South Wales faces a looming catastrophe in rental affordability unless drastic action is taken to address a huge social housing shortfall, community groups have warned on the back of new research showing unaffordable rent spreading beyond the inn

NDIS Commences Final Roll Out in Three States

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th January 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is now available across all of Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, with the final roll out in these states commencing.

Australia’s 2018 Human Rights Performance Slammed

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th January 2019 -  The Australian government’s human rights approach to refugees, Indigenous people and those with disability has been slammed by an annual review, which warns that Australia is at risk of breaching its international human rights obligations.

Benefits of One-on-One Care For Charities Uncovered

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 8th January 2019 -  Increasing the one-on-one time between charity volunteers and those in need by just over an hour can reduce the number of times people come back for help by up to 25 per cent, new research shows.

Review Reveals Significant Failures in Disability Service Provision

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th January 2019 -  The Victorian disability services commissioner is urging providers to ensure they have systems in place to care for vulnerable people, after a review uncovered significant failures by some providers to protect the safety of people with disability.

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2018 – Dark Times and Bright Stars

David Crosbie, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  Sometimes it takes dark times to see bright stars, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, who reflects on 2018 and says he is looking forward to seeing more bright stars shine across the charity sector next year.

Charities Make Their Voices Heard Amid Political Chaos – 2018 in Review

Luke Michael, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  In a year filled with political chaos and upheaval, the charity sector had to fight hard to make its voice heard. But through strong advocacy efforts, the sector was able to achieve some key wins on important social issues, as Luke Michael reports in

Government Backflips on DSP Suspension Cut For Prisoners

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  A campaign to reverse the federal government’s reduction to the suspension time of the Disability Support Pension for people in prison has been successful, keeping it at two years rather than 13 weeks.

Charities Join Forces to Feed Struggling South Australians For Christmas

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 19th December 2018 -  With Christmas around the corner, Foodbank South Australia and Baptist Care South Australia have joined forces to open Adelaide’s first discounted food store, easing the stress of the holiday season.
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