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Community Sector Leads National Conversation on the Australia We Want in 2030

Contributor, Tuesday, 26th September 2017 -  Melbourne will stage a special event in October devoted to examining how Australians can work together to put in place the right long term policy settings that will ensure our nation’s well being and prosperity into the future, writes Cassandra Gol

Vic Concerns Over Lack of NDIS Complaints

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 26th September 2017 -  Victoria is not seeing enough complaints about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to a new report.

Mental Health Groups Call for Same-Sex Marriage to Prevent Suicide

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st September 2017 -  Distress among Australia’s LGBTIQ community over the postal-survey debate has put a strain on mental health organisations, who have launched a campaign to support same-sex marriage and prevent 3,000 youth suicide attempts every year.

Opinion

On Marriage Equality, Australia’s Progressive Instincts Have Been Crushed by Political Failure

Frank Bongiorno, Tuesday, 19th September 2017 -  It is surely deficiencies in our recent democracy rather than deeper historical or cultural issues that lie at the heart of our failure to resolve the issue of same-sex marriage, writes Australian National University professor of history Frank Bongio

Opinion

Public Interest / Private Interest – A Fundamental Distinction

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th September 2017 -  Over the coming month, major political parties will be deciding whether charities should be exempted from new restrictions on election campaigning to be introduced as part of reforms to overseas donations to political parties. In this article, CEO of

Boosting Philanthropy For A Stronger Australia

Wendy Williams, Monday, 11th September 2017 -  Boosting philanthropy is a fundamental part of building a stronger Australia, Labor MP Andrew Leigh has told audiences at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, in a speech calling for greater support of the ACNC and addressing the need to fix fun

Students With a Disability Face Cuts in Five States and Territories Next Year

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th September 2017 -  Students with a disability will receive reduced funding in five states and territories next year, according to data obtained by the Australian Education Union (AEU).

Government Suspends Payments for 1300 Young Job Seekers Not in PaTH Program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  Young unemployed people have had their welfare benefits suspended, for failing to take part in the federal government’s controversial PaTH internship program.

Increase to Medicare Levy Must Not Become A Political Football

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  The Australian Council of Social Services has urged Parliament to “quickly resolve” funding to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as the Senate gets set to choose whether or not to boost the Medicare levy to pay for the scheme.

Environmental Charities Engaged in Bitter Stand-Off with Mining Lobby Over Advocacy

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  Environmental charities and the mining lobby are engaged in a bitter stand-off over political advocacy, with the mining sector’s attempt to curtail environmental advocacy undermined by a new report accusing foreign mining companies of lobbying agai
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