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‘It’s a heartless decision’: Morrison government reintroduces welfare mutual obligations

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  Jobseekers soon face the threat of having their payments suspended 

Happenings on the hill

Election mania: What should I do during caretaker?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh explains what caretaker means for social purpose organisations and what opportunities exist during this time.

Close to 150,000 jobs at risk due to welfare cuts

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 15th September 2020 -  Community groups say welfare recipients are facing a deeply uncertain future 

JobSeeker recipients fear push back under poverty line

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 11th September 2020 -  “I was starting to feel hopeful about retraining and finding work but now I’m just stressed thinking I won’t be able to climb out of poverty,” one survey respondent says.  

Up to 12,000 community sector jobs at risk due to funding uncertainty

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  The federal government says it is in “active discussions” with the sector about the funding deal     

New plan says SDGs must inform COVID-19 stimulus spending

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th September 2020 -  Advocates say Australia needs to do better tackling the SDGs    

Happenings on the hill

Will 2021 be the year of business astroturfing?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 7th September 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh looks at why the social purpose sector needs to be aware of astroturfing and shares advice on how to spot it and how best to manage it.

Opinion

‘Now is not the time to cut the coronavirus supplement’

Conny Lenneberg, Friday, 4th September 2020 -  The $550 coronavirus supplement has transformed lives. As a sector, we must now work harder than ever to ensure the October budget includes enough funding to maintain it for the duration of the economic recession, writes Conny Lenneberg.

ACOSS report uncovers rampant inequality in Australia pre-COVID

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 -  Charities say the data highlights the need to improve the nation's welfare safety net

Equal pay for community sector staff hangs in the balance

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th August 2020 -  The community services sector could lose upwards of $500 million if funding is not renewed
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