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NFP Coalition Calls for Urgent Fundraising Law Reform

Lina Caneva, Monday, 19th September 2016 -  The current state of fundraising regulation in Australia is inconsistent, fragmented, outdated and rarely enforced and is in need of urgent major reform, according to a coalition of Not for Profit peak bodies.

Call on Govt to Establish Age Pension Tribunal to Address Poverty

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th September 2016 -  A new report finds the current level of the Age Pension in Australia falls short of allowing an acceptable standard of living, with many pensioners suffering “substantial deprivation”.

Australians Want Action on Refugees Says Poll

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th September 2016 -  Public attitudes are changing with two-thirds of Australians now believing the prime minister should take urgent action to resettle refugees by the end of the year, according to a new poll.

Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies Cost Taxpayers $9.6B Over Three Years

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 13th September 2016 -  Australia’s immigration policies are “expensive, inhumane and blunt”, according to a new report that has revealed the current asylum seeker framework has cost Australian taxpayers $9.6 billion since 2013.

Disability Service Sector Can’t Meet NDIS Demand

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 8th September 2016 -  A significant number of disability service organisations lack the financial capacity to meet the increased demand from the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to new research.

One in 10 Young Indigenous Men Rate Happiness at ‘Zero’

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 7th September 2016 -  One in 10 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and 5 per cent of young women rate their happiness as zero, compared to just 1 per cent of non-Indigenous young people, sparking calls for urgent action.

Poll Reveals Strong Rejection of Newstart Cuts

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th September 2016 -  The majority of Australians do not agree with the government's proposed cuts to Newstart, according to a new poll.

One Million Australians Live In Poor-Quality Housing

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 1st September 2016 -  More than one million Australians are living in poor-quality housing, which could see slums emerge almost 100 years after they were eradicated.

Newstart Cuts Would Be ‘Crushing’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 31st August 2016 -  Proposed cuts to welfare support payment Newstart could leave almost 77,000 people with less than $24 a day to live on after they’d paid rent, according to the peak body for homelessness.

Who’s Missing From Our TV Screens?

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 31st August 2016 -  People with disability are significantly underrepresented on Australian television, along with people of diverse sexual orientation or gender identity, according to a new industry report.
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