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Perfect Storm Threatens NFP Sector

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st March 2011 -  Greens Senator Rachel Siewert alongside Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services Kevin Andrews at the ACOSS National Conference.  Photo: Ryan Witcombe

Welfare Sector Fights ‘Crackdown’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st March 2011 -  Just one day after the ACOSS Conference, the Federal Opposition has outlined a crackdown on welfare, with Tony Abbott unveiling a raft of measures including abolishing the dole to…

NFP Sector Needs a Stronger Voice : Bill Shorten

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 30th March 2011 -  ACOSS Conference(l-r) : Assistant Treasurer and  Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation Bill Shorten, Greens Senator Rachel Siewert, Shadow Minister

Insights from the ACOSS Media and Communications Forum

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th March 2011 -  The inaugural ACOSS Media and Communications Forum has kicked off the ACOSS 2011 National Conference in Melbourne – and twitter was the word of the day! The audience of over…

Scrap Corporate Tax Cut, Fund Welfare Programs : Greens

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th March 2011 -  The Australian Greens will move to scrap the Gillard Government's planned corporate tax cut for big businesses, arguing the money could be better spent on establishing a national…

Twitter as a Conference Communication Tool

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st March 2011 -  Download the Twitter Guide for ACOSS 2011 here [PDF].  It seems that everywhere you look, someone is talking about twitter. The 24-hour news cycle and the public’s hunger…

Dissecting the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 16th March 2011 -  From government policy through to public rhetoric, there is a widespread expectation that people with disabilities should contribute to society as best they are able. Yet historically,…

Housing & Homelessness: Advance or Retreat?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th March 2011 -  With much of the political and media focus on the serious of natural disasters in Australia and neighbouring New Zealand in recent times, the worsening crisis in Australia’s…

Challenging Inequality : 2011 ACOSS National Conference

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd March 2011 -  National Welfare Peak Body, ACOSS is set to hold its 2011 National Conference in Melbourne on 29-30 March, and Pro Bono Australia is proud to be an official media partner. The ACOSS…
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