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Government Reversal on Cuts to Community Legal Centres

Lina Caneva, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  The federal government is to reverse its controversial funding cuts to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in the upcoming budget – a move the community legal sector has described as a “huge relief”.

Opinion

Tough Times?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 13th April 2017 -  There are flaws in Australia’s “tough times” narrative and concerned charities should understand that this discourse is not about our economy but about politics, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia.

Budget

Treasurer Makes Housing a Budget Priority

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 -  Housing affordability is set to be a priority for the upcoming federal budget according to a speech made by Treasurer Scott Morrison which has been welcomed by the social sector.

NFPs Outraged Over Refugees Left Stranded on Manus

Wendy Williams, Monday, 10th April 2017 -  The news that refugees on Manus Island who are not accepted by the United States will remain in Papua New Guinea when the facilities close later this year has sparked outrage from not for profits who slammed the announcement as “deeply troubling”

Commonwealth Ombudsman Critical of Centrelink Auto-Debt Recovery System

Lina Caneva, Monday, 10th April 2017 -  A report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman into the operations of the federal government’s controversial Centrelink auto-debt recovery program has found that the system had poor administration which failed to communicate adequately with customers.

NSW Funding to “Fill Void” for Community Legal Centres

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 -  A move by the NSW government to inject more than $6 million over two years in additional funding for community legal centres (CLCs) has been described as “stepping in to fill the void” created by a pending reduction in funding by the federal gove

Opinion

Sticking to Our Knitting

David Crosbie, Thursday, 30th March 2017 -  Minister Dutton and the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations have done civil society a service by encouraging us to think about our purpose and our knitting – and the need to gather up more balls of wool and knit

Legal Assistance Sector Facing Federal Budget ‘Disaster’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  Even with the average Australian lawyer contributing a full week of work every year for free, it’s not enough to fix Australia’s legal assistance funding crisis, which is set to dramatically deepen after the federal budget, the legal peak body ha

Disability Groups Unite Against Mobility Allowance Cuts

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 21st March 2017 -  Disability groups across the country have united in protest against proposed cuts that could leave people with disability without access to transport.
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