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More Than One-Third of Australians Experiencing Food Insecurity

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th July 2018 -  More than one-third of Australians are experiencing some form of food insecurity, a number significantly higher than previously reported, new research shows. An Edith Cowan University

Volunteering in Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 3rd April 2018 -  There is potential for greater volunteer input in Australia’s social enterprise sector, but effective volunteer management is needed to manage these opportunities, a leading

ABS Looks To Broaden Volunteering Census Data

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th March 2018 -  A consultation on volunteering data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found that statistics on informal volunteering are a critical data gap that needs to be addressed,

Social Sector Calls for Action as Homelessness Rises by 14 Per Cent

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th March 2018 -  The social sector has called for action in wake of new census data, which revealed that homelessness in Australia has risen by almost 14 per cent in five years. The Australian Bureau

Gender Pay Gap Narrows Year On Year

Wendy Williams, Friday, 19th August 2016 -  The gender pay gap in Australia has narrowed slightly year on year, according to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Figures released on Thursday show

Eight Ways we Can Improve Indigenous Employment

Staff Reporter, Monday, 13th June 2016 -  Non-standard recruitment agencies, more education and ongoing mentoring and support are key to improving the number of  Indigenous people in the workforce write Nicholas Biddle,

ABS Releases Comprehensive Indigenous Social Survey

Eisha Gupta , Thursday, 28th April 2016 -  The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its most comprehensive survey so far so far that measures the socio-economic markers of the Indigenous population. The

National ABS Survey Includes Charitable Giving

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 7th January 2016 -  The Australian Bureau of Statistics has begun collecting data on the country’s charitable giving behaviour, as part of the latest Household Expenditure Survey. The ABS survey,…

Doubts Around Employment Data

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th December 2015 -  Employment data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics is unreliable and “not worth the paper they’re written on”, according to the former director…

Australians Abandoning Volunteering?

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 30th June 2015 -  New ABS data shows volunteering rates in Australia are declining for the first time in almost 20 years with 75 per cent of people surveyed saying they feel too rushed or pressed for time.…

Wages Rising at Slowest Rate

Lina Caneva, Monday, 18th May 2015 -  Australian wages are rising at their slowest pace since records began, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures. The figures show that wages rose by 0.5 per…

Low Income Families Crushed by Rent in Outer Suburbs

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th October 2014 -  Outer suburban and regional electorates are home to some of the most rent stressed households in Victoria and $200 million investment in social housing and new housing is needed every…
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