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Into the rainbow

The case for real diversity and inclusion

Nevena Spirovska, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  To launch a new monthly column focusing on Australia's LGBTIQA+ community, Nevena Spirovska looks at how your organisation can be sure it’s creating a positive experience for LGBTIQA+ people.

Local community rallies after a truck is stolen from Foodbank SA’s warehouse

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 14th July 2021 -  “The one positive that’s come out of this whole situation is the support we’ve had from the community as well as the corporate sector”

Youth matters

How the creative arts and community sector can open opportunities for young people

Jay Mifsud, Tuesday, 13th July 2021 -  Creative programs can build a bridge of equity from the community sector to the arts so all young people, regardless of background, can embrace music and creativity, writes Jay Mifsud who shares their experience with youth program FReeZA.

Opinion

NDIS independent assessments are off the table for now. That’s a good thing – the evidence wasn’t there

Contributor, Monday, 12th July 2021 -  The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. And data from a pilot doesn't really tell us whether they'd deliver positive outcomes for Australians with disability, write Helen Dickinson and Anne Kavanagh.

Housing all Australians

‘We need to do more to help and support those experiencing homelessness’

Sally Capp, Monday, 12th July 2021 -  Secure and affordable housing options for everyone in need is the right thing to do and is also the best investment we can make, writes Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

An investment in social housing for domestic violence survivors could save Australia billions

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 12th July 2021 -  New research makes an economic and social case for investment in social housing

The small but powerful campaign that’s changing how your mail looks

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th July 2021 -  Launched to mark NAIDOC Week, Australia Post parcels will now include a dedicated spot for Aboriginal traditional place names  

Homelessness does not necessarily mean rooflessness, says new study

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 7th July 2021 -  A research report commissioned by the not for profit Kids Under Cover looks at the effectiveness of its Studio Program on keeping kids off the streets. 

Australia drops to bottom of UN climate action ladder

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 6th July 2021 -  The nation scored poorly against fossil fuel use, and progress towards implementing a carbon price

Charities urged to create safer environment for people of colour

Luke Michael, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  New research shows a majority of women of colour experience discrimination in the workplace
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