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Boosting Digital Ability Key to Overcoming Australia’s Digital Divide

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Improving digital ability is key to boosting digital inclusion and ensuring Australians are not missing out on the social, health and financial benefits of being online, according to a new study.

No Action on Homelessness Costs $19M a Year in Victoria

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Not addressing rough sleeping is costing Victorian taxpayers $19.2 million annually because of the additional burden placed on emergency, health and justice systems, according to the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP).

Two Million Australians Financially Vulnerable

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  A new report into “financial resilience” reveals that two million Australians are experiencing a high level of financial stress or vulnerability.

Corporates Warned to Avoid the ‘Merit Trap’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  A new “open letter” report to business warns that the application of a merit-based system for hiring executives is hindering Australia’s progress on gender equality and diversity in the workforce.

Human Rights Commission Launches Landmark Uni Sexual Assault Study

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission and the nation’s 39 universities are working together to conduct a survey assessing the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment of students.

Not for Profit Board Chairs Often Unprepared for Leadership Role – Study

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  A new study on the perspectives and perceptions of Not for Profit board chairs has found that more than half did nothing to prepare for their new leadership roles.

Royal Commission Identifies What Makes Institutions Child Safe

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a research report examining what elements make an institution “child safe”.

Supporting Young People to Fight for Equality

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 16th August 2016 -  Young people need to be empowered to fight for their equality, according to a new report from global charity Oxfam.

The Benefits of Volunteering Felt More Keenly After 40

Wendy Williams, Monday, 15th August 2016 -  Volunteering when you are middle aged or elderly can boost your mental and emotional well being, according to a new UK study.

Vic Charities Still Buried in Red Tape

Lina Caneva, Friday, 12th August 2016 -  Victoria’s community sector charities are contributing billions to the state’s economy and creating thousands of jobs, despite battling convoluted and expensive reporting requirements, an analysis by sector peak body VCOSS has found.
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