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Bridging the disability information gap for remote Indigenous communities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th June 2020 -  A new app hopes to support Indigenous people struggling to access disability services 

Aged care in Australia

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 25th June 2020 -  There is an enormous demand for aged care services in rural and remote areas, but the market is failing. It is up to our communities and civil society to work together on the solutions, writes Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns.

Opinion

Corona and the common good

Augustine Zycher, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Uniting around the common good is why Australia was successful in containing COVID-19. But after two months, the consensus regarding the common good has started to come apart, not least because too many have been left out, writes Augustine Zycher.

Indigenous community calls for full involvement in government decision making

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Findings have emerged from a "ground-breaking and historic" engagement with Indigenous Australians   

The federal government urged to steer clear of a gas-fired coronavirus recovery

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Community leaders say gas is a very unstable foundation on which to rebuild an economy   

Stronger protections for Victorian people with disability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 -  Victoria's Disability Worker Regulation Scheme begins on 1 July 

WA passes laws to stop vulnerable people going to jail for unpaid fines

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th June 2020 -  Advocates say these changes will reduce Aboriginal overrepresentation in WA’s prisons

Vulnerable Aussie families invisible to the homelessness system

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th June 2020 -  Families experience unique challenges when it comes to homelessness

Advocates say it’s time to adopt a Canadian-style refugee program

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th June 2020 -  Community leaders believe current programs fail to encourage widespread community participation in the welcoming and supporting of refugees

New survey reveals the financial costs of COVID-19 for people with disability

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th June 2020 -  More than 90 per cent of people with disability have seen their expenses increase
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