Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD

Research

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.

More Than $100M Defrauded by Australians to Gamble

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 31st August 2016 -  A new report into fraud has found more than $100 million has been stolen in the last five years in Australia by people needing to satisfy their gambling addiction, and the report authors believe the finding is just the tip of the iceberg.
PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×