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Students are amid a mental health and education crisis

Aakriti Malhotra, Monday, 13th September 2021 -  How far are governments prepared to go to provide the support that students and young people need right now, asks year 10 student and VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee member Aakriti Malhotra, who shares three things students would like to

New survey reveals disability stereotypes persist among Australians

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th September 2021 -  “While it may sound protective, stereotypical perceptions of people with disability as exploitable could be used to limit opportunities for choice and self-determination”

New push to get Indigenous people jabbed amid misinformation campaign

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 7th September 2021 -  “I remain very concerned about reports that vaccines are being rejected as a result of conspiracies and misinformation stoking fear and doubt”

Aussies back a national Suicide Prevention Act

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  “We’ve seen how quickly COVID-19 cases can get out of hand and we need to have the same national policy focus and vigilance to stop suicide rates doing the same”

COSS Corner

The privatisation of electricity, human rights in action and living in lockdown

Contributor, Wednesday, 1st September 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

Art Simone on the power of Wearing it Purple

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 27th August 2021 -  “The sooner you learn to champion your individuality, the sooner you will flourish” 

Opinion

Community needs to be central to recovery

Andrew Wear, Thursday, 26th August 2021 -  Ahead of the release of his new book, Recovery. How we can create a better, brighter future after a crisis, Andrew Wear reflects on how one of the key lessons of past recoveries is that communities are an extremely important element.

People with intellectual disability can thrive in open employment, but first they must be given a chance

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th August 2021 -  The open employment rate for people with intellectual disability is low in Australia, despite advocates pushing to get more of this cohort into mainstream work. We take a look at why this is and how we can turn things around.

Opinion

Out-of-home care system failing young people

Sue Shilbury, Tuesday, 24th August 2021 -  With the release of the Office of the Children’s Guardian report on the leaving care monitoring program 2020-21, Sue Shilbury shares her opinions on foster care and the improvements that can minimise homelessness and break the cycle of intergenerat

Are you ready for the NDIS audit? Do you know your rights and responsibilities?

Maz Navabi, Tuesday, 24th August 2021 -  Maz Nabavi, technical manager at LMS TRG, addresses 10 of the most common questions to help NDIS providers get audit ready.
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