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Gender Pay Gap Closing, But ‘Too Slow’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 16th November 2016 -  The gender pay gap is closing but women are still undervalued in the workplace with men earning an average of 23 per cent more than women, according to the latest gender equality scorecard.

Community Leaders Finalists in Human Rights Awards

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 16th November 2016 -  Five community leaders and advocates, addressing issues from homelessness to intellectual disability, have been named as finalists in the Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award as part of the 2016 Human Rights Awards.

NFPs Protest Lifetime Ban on Refugee Visas

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 15th November 2016 -  The Uniting Church in Australia has described as “immoral” the proposed legislation for a lifetime ban on visas for refugees who have arrived by boat since 2013.

Plan Management Key to NDIS Success

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 15th November 2016 -  Plan management is the key to success for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), according to an expert from the US.

Changemaker

Spending Time In the Forgotten Corners of Our Nation

Wendy Williams, Monday, 14th November 2016 -  Arthur Alla is the founder of Red Earth Connections, a reconciliation champion and, as of last week, the 2017 NSW Young Australian of the Year. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Government US Resettlement Agreement on Refugees Announced

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 13th November 2016 -  The federal government has reached a deal with the United States to resettle refugees from Nauru and Manus Island in what the prime minister has described as a “one-off only agreement”.

Vic Government to Deliver ‘Historic’ Homelessness Package

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 13th November 2016 -  The Victorian government will provide more than $109 million in a new housing package, described as the biggest ever response to homelessness in the state’s history.

Growing List of Influencers Nominated For Impact 25

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 10th November 2016 -  More than 150 people have put forward the names of their friends, colleagues and those who inspire them to be in the running for the only national accolade recognising the Australian social sector’s most influential people.

Homelessness for Older Australian Women a ‘Sleeping Giant’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 10th November 2016 -  Ongoing research into a growing housing crisis among Australia’s ageing baby boomer women, especially in regional Australia, has identified the problem as a “sleeping giant”.

Healthcare Barriers Hurt Most Vulnerable – NFP Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 10th November 2016 -  Australia’s most vulnerable people continue to face fundamental barriers in trying to access health care, according to a new report.
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