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Petition Calls for Gary Johns to Resign as ACNC Head

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th December 2017 -  Just days after Dr Gary Johns was appointed the new commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), a petition has been launched calling for his

Concerns Over Welfare Remain as Govt Abandons Drug Testing Scheme

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  The federal government’s move to abandon its controversial drug testing scheme will “stop unnecessary harm being inflicted on thousands of Australians” but the welfare

Government Pushes Welfare Reform Success Amid More Robo-Debt Controversy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 -  Social Services Minister Christian Porter has detailed the federal government’s efforts to overhaul the welfare system during a speech in Canberra on Wednesday including what

Charities and NFPs Call for Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th November 2017 -  More than 1,000 organisations and individuals from across Australia have signed a petition condemning the federal government’s rejection of a constitutionally guaranteed

Social Sector Looks Towards a Better Australia in 2030

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th October 2017 -  The right to a basic income, empowering Indigenous communities and engaging young people, have been raised as key priorities for the social sector as it heads towards 2030. On Tuesday

Economist Warns Housing Affordability Issues Causing Wealth Inequality

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th October 2017 -  A leading economist has warned that declining home-ownership rates among younger people is a major contributor to rising inter-generational wealth inequality in Australia. Saul

Social Sector Called On to Reframe Itself as a “Civil Rights Movement”

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th October 2017 -  The founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Kon Karapanagiotidis, says the social sector is being “forced into competition”, and needs to reframe itself

Government Rejects Findings From Centrelink Robo-Debt Inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th October 2017 -  The federal government’s response to the Centrelink robo-debt inquiry has come under fire, after the government rejected the recommendations and said many of the statements

Australia in 2030: Creating the Future We Want

Contributor, Tuesday, 26th September 2017 -  Melbourne will stage a special event in October devoted to examining how Australians can work together to put in place the right long term policy settings that will ensure our nation’s

Increase to Medicare Levy Must Not Become A Political Football

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  The Australian Council of Social Services has urged Parliament to “quickly resolve” funding to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as the Senate gets set to choose whether

Welfare Reform Bill Faces Fierce Backlash at Senate Inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  The Turnbull government’s controversial Welfare Reform bill has faced a fierce backlash from health experts and welfare groups, who have expressed concerns about a lack of evidence…

New Budget Standards Show Australia’s Social Safety Net is Inadequate

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th August 2017 -  Australian jobseekers relying on unemployment benefits cannot afford a basic standard of living, according to a new report, which is giving rise to calls from the social sector for
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