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Labor Calls for Senate Inquiry Into Centrelink Robo-Debt ‘Debacle’ as Pensioners Targeted

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 18th January 2017 -  Labor will push for a Senate inquiry into the Centrelink robo-debt “debacle” when Parliament returns in February after revelations that the automated system will start targeting age and disability support pensioners.

Call for Tax Breaks for Disability Support Workers

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 18th January 2017 -  South Australian Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent has called for increased tax deductions for disability support workers to assist with the costs of travel, vaccinations and police clearances in a submission to the federal government’s May budget del

The NDIS Must Not Be a Trade-Off

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th January 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme must not be funded from trade-offs the disability sector has argued, as tension mounts over federal government plans to transfer a $3.7 billion education fund into the initiative.

Centrelink Should Not Be Government ‘Weapon’ of Deficit Reduction

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 12th January 2017 -  Vinnies has joined the chorus of welfare organisations demanding the government suspend the Centrelink debt recovery system, saying it should not be viewed as a “weapon” of deficit reduction.

MYEFO: ‘Zombie’ Cuts Hurting Vulnerable Australians

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 19th December 2016 -  The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has slammed the government for retaining “zombie” cuts to welfare payments in its mid-year budget update.

Government Plans to Challenge Animal Charities Revealed

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 8th December 2016 -  Major animal protection charity, Voiceless has expressed concern and surprise at reports of meetings between federal and NSW governments to consider ways to silence animal welfare advocates.

Politicians Say No More To Family Violence

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 29th November 2016 -  The country’s top political leaders have put aside partisan politics to back a Northern Territory grassroots domestic violence campaign saying “no more” to family violence in Indigenous communities.

Disability Sector Needs ‘Fundamental Change’ On Oversight of Services

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th November 2016 -  Victoria’s disability services commissioner has called on the disability sector to make “fundamental changes” to the way it addresses the endemic issues of abuse highlighted in a recent parliamentary inquiry.

Opinion

Community-Led Economic Regeneration – What Can We Learn From Cleveland, Ohio?

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 -  It’s time to bring not for profits, philanthropy, cooperatives and government together as part of a community-led economic regeneration with an eye on the successful Cleveland Model in the US, writes Krystian Seibert from Philanthropy Australia.

Social Services Minister Denies Job Shortage

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 18th November 2016 -  Minister for Social Services Christian Porter says he does not “statistically” accept the gap between the number of people seeking employment and the number of available jobs.
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