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Environmental charities under the spotlight for advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 10th December 2019 -  Greenpeace says political advocacy is a vital part of a charity’s purpose 

Australia’s welfare system failing to protect vulnerable people

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th December 2019 -  New research says low welfare payments are driving people into poverty and homelessness

Opinion

Robodebt failed its day in court, what now?

Contributor, Monday, 2nd December 2019 -  The Commonwealth has conceded that its program of automatic debt collection was unlawful. It'll probably have to pay the money back, writes Terry Carney from the University of Sydney.

Government ordered to respond to fundraising inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  The Senate has given the government less than a week to release its response to the report

Opinion

Policy failure – The new black?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 21st November 2019 -  With a new report presenting an indictment of government policymaking in Australia, Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie says it is time we stopped rewarding failure and insisted on better government policymaking processes.

Hot Topic

A sad and sorry history of Newstart

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th November 2019 -  Much has been made of the fact federal government unemployment benefits haven’t increased in real terms since 1994. But why has the freeze gone on so long? We look back at the history of Newstart and the long-running battle to raise the rate.

Opinion

The government is committed to an Indigenous voice. We should give it a chance to work

Contributor, Monday, 11th November 2019 -  The co-design process is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to recast how decisions are made about Indigenous affairs, write Marcia Langton and Tom Calma, co-chairs of the Voice Co-Design Senior Advisory Group.

Opinion

Why Australia needs more noisy charities!

David Crosbie, Thursday, 7th November 2019 -  Within the free speech dialogue, there are few groups more important than charities, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

Hot Topic

Proposed Indigenous ‘voice’ will be to government rather than to parliament

Contributor, Thursday, 31st October 2019 -  The process will also develop ways to get more Indigenous input to state and local decisions, especially on the issue of service delivery, writes Michelle Grattan from the University of Canberra.

Analysis

Five charts on what a Newstart recipient really looks like

Contributor, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  The Senate inquiry into Newstart is underway. It is likely to find that the typical Newstart recipient is neither young nor on it for a short time. Here, Owain Emslie and Danielle Wood share five charts that paint a different picture to the one many
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