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Welcoming a new ministry, amplifying youth voices and engaging in disaster recovery

Contributor, Wednesday, 8th June 2022 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

Sexual assault in aged care tackled with Ready to Listen campaign

Samantha Freestone, Wednesday, 8th June 2022 -  The Older Persons Advocacy Network has launched a new campaign to increase awareness of sexual assault in the aged care sector.

Orange Sky lights up the stage at FIA Conference

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 6th June 2022 -  Founded by two Brisbane boys fresh out of high school, Orange Sky is about more than just washing: it’s about the power of human connection.


The courage to feel uncomfortable: what Australians need to learn to achieve real reconciliation.

Contributor, Wednesday, 1st June 2022 -  Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s election night speech put recognition of The Uluru statement from the heart in the minds of the nation. But real reconciliation is deeper and more complex, writes Bindi Bennett, associate professor of First Nations

Youth matters

Labor promised a better future. Now what? A perspective from a young Australian

Ally Cooper, Wednesday, 1st June 2022 -  The newly elected Labor government strikes a more progressive note than its predecessor, but sadly lacks in some key areas. Will they deliver? Ally Cooper puts the ALP on notice.

Greater action needed on Indigenous employment: report

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 30th May 2022 -  A new report has revealed shocking facts about Indigenous employment in Australia – but it also maps the path forward.

World-first Global Period Poverty forum to launch in Brisbane

Samantha Freestone, Thursday, 26th May 2022 -  Period poverty was a little known issue in Australia until Share the Dignity founder Rochelle Courtenay raised its profile. Now she's going global.


National Sorry Day is a day to commemorate those taken. But ‘sorry’ is not enough – we need action

Contributor, Thursday, 26th May 2022 -  Today is National Sorry Day. This is when we commemorate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families, writes Bronwyn Carlson.

COSS Corner

Seven demands for new government, human rights conference for QLD, and a new low pay report

Contributor, Wednesday, 25th May 2022 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


Government intervention can help vulnerable children

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  Earlier and structured intervention by government to help protect vulnerable young people would be a welcome preventative measure, writes CFECFW’s Deb Tsorbaris.
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