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Dan Tehan Appointed New Minister for Social Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th December 2017 -  Dan Tehan has been appointed the new minister for social services – the fourth appointment to the role in as many years – as outgoing minister Christian Porter takes up the role of attorney-general.

Proceeds of Crime Funding Available

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 29th July 2014 -  The Western Australian Government is offering $4 million to Not for Profits for crime prevention programs and to support victims of crime using funds derived from criminal assets…


Memo to Scott Morrison: Why Taxpayers Should Fund Advocacy

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 -  The Australian Government's current  view on advocacy is dangerous to democracy and to civil society, writes Dr Joyce Chia, Senior Research Associate at the Andrew &

Jail for Community Leaders Who Fail To Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 25th March 2014 -  Community and organisational leaders who fail to take action when they know someone within their organisation poses a risk of sexually abusing children will face a hefty jail sentence…

Philanthropic Mentoring Program

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th February 2014 -  The Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Partnerships Australia have partnered in a mentoring program to build leadership in arts philanthropy. The program is offering up…

Feds Plan Changes to Human Rights Commission

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 11th February 2014 -  The Federal Government is planning to legislate reforms for the Human Rights Commission amid concerns it focuses too heavily on anti-discrimination issues. Federal Attorney-General…

Feds Appoint New Human Rights Commissioner

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th December 2013 -  The Coalition Government has appointed a controversial opponent of the Human Rights Commission, Timothy Wilson as Australia’s new Human Rights Commissioner. Wilson, who…

Consultation Paper on Royal Commission Released

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th November 2012 -  The Federal Government has released a consultation paper on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse, announced last week by the Prime Minister. The…

Public Advocate Appointed to Vic Human Rights Commission Board

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th November 2012 -  Victorian public advocate, Colleen Pearce, has been appointed as a board member of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. Attorney-General Robert Clark…

Human Rights Commission Board Members Resign

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 27th June 2012 -  The Victorian Equal Opportunities and Human Rights Commission has confirmed that a number of Board members have submitted their resignations to Attorney-General Robert Clark,…

National Children’s Commissioner a Step Closer

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th May 2012 -  Legislation to establish a National Children’s Commissioner within the Australian Human Rights Commission has been introduced into the Federal Parliament. Attorney-General…

Review Underway of Workforce Limitations on Older Australians

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th March 2012 -  A review of Commonwealth legislation and policies that prevent older people from participating in the workforce or other productive work has started in Canberra. The inquiry, being…
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