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Legal Assistance Sector Facing Federal Budget ‘Disaster’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  Even with the average Australian lawyer contributing a full week of work every year for free, it’s not enough to fix Australia’s legal assistance funding crisis, which is set to dramatically…

Child Abuse Royal Commission Granted Extension

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 -  The Federal Government has agreed to an extension for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for a further two years. The Governor-General will…

Communities Welcome Racial Discrimination Backdown

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th August 2014 -  Ethnic and other community leaders have welcomed the Abbott Government’s decision to drop its controversial plans to water down the Racial Discrimination Act. Prime Minister…

Interim Report on Indigenous Recognition Released

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th July 2014 -  The Federal Government has moved one step closer towards Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with the release of an interim report from…

Discrimination Commissioner Calls for Jobs Plan

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 2nd July 2014 -  Outgoing Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes says Australia must listen to employers and meet their needs, and make it safer for people with disability to venture…

Brandis Backs Down on Bigotry

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th March 2014 -  Federal Attorney General George Brandis has watered down his controversial changes to the racial  discrimination laws, however community organisations remain steadfast…
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