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Youth Homelessness Prevention Funding Saved

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 -  The federal government has extended funding for its youth homelessness prevention program, providing relief for community service organisations who feared it would shut down.

Feds Hold Key to NDIS Report as Issue Becomes Hot Topic for WA Election

Alison Blake, Friday, 17th February 2017 -  The Western Australian government says its hands are tied on the release of a report comparing the two NDIS models trialled in Western Australia over the last three years as debate over the roll out of the WA scheme heats up in the election campaign.

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Strikes a Good Balance

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  A consensus Parliamentary report into the federal government's same-sex marriage bill strikes a good balance between freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination, according to The Law Council of Australia.

‘Stark Reality’ as Australia Not On Track for Closing the Gap

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 14th February 2017 -  Only one of seven targets laid out in the Closing the Gap report for Indigenous health, education and social participation is on track to be met, with Malcolm Turnbull revealing the “stark reality” that there has not been sufficient progress on m

Calls for Parliament to Stand Firm and Oppose Zombie Cuts

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has called on the Federal Parliament to “stand firm” against cuts to the incomes of some of Australia's poorest people, as proposed childcare reforms and welfare cuts dominated a heated question time.

Vic Govt Faces Legal Action Over Children in Barwon Adult Jail

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The Victorian government faces new legal action, led by the Human Rights Law Centre, to stop children being detained in Barwon prison.

Council Backs CBD Camping Ban

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  Melbourne City Council has endorsed a controversial ban on public camping in the city centre in an emotion-charged meeting on Tuesday night, despite strong advice against the move from homelessness agencies.

Govt Sticks With Plebiscite as Advocates Call for Politicians to ‘Do Their Job’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 6th February 2017 -  The Australian government has reaffirmed its commitment to a plebiscite as a national campaign has been launched calling on politicians “to do their job” and allow a free-vote on the issue of same-sex marriage.

WA NDIS Model Finalised

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 -  Negotiations about a WA National Disability Insurance Scheme model have been finalised as the state enters caretaker mode ahead of the upcoming election.

It’s Up to Us to Tackle Trumpism

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 -  A new campaign, Up to Us, is urging everyday Australians to stand up to the rise of Trump-like politics spreading across the globe.
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