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Disability Sector in Political Battle for TV Audio Description Services

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  Australia’s blind and vision impaired sector is engaged in a political battle to have permanent audio description services included in new broadcast reform legislation which is…

Nauru ‘Not Safe’ – Senate

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 -  Asylum seeker advocates have called for the Nauru detention centre to be shut down after a Senate inquiry found that it was not safe and that women and children had been subjected to…

Senate Calls For TV Audio For Blind People

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 18th August 2015 -  The Australian Senate has supported a motion which could force television stations to introduce audio description services for blind and vision impaired people. Australian Greens…

Sector To Respond to Senate Funding Inquiry

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 17th February 2015 -  The Not for Profit sector is preparing to make submissions to the Senate inquiry into how the Department of Social Services provides funding grants to community services brought…

Senate Votes on Disability Abuse Inquiry

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 11th February 2015 -  The Australian Senate has voted unanimously to hold a national inquiry into the abuse of disabled people in institutional and residential settings. Disability advocates, including…

Senate to Investigate Young People in Nursing Homes

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 9th December 2014 -  The Young People In Nursing Homes National Alliance (YPINH) has welcomed the announcement of a new Senate inquiry into the adequacy of residential care for young people with disability,…

Govt Ordered to Release Interim Mental Health Reviews

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 27th November 2014 -  The Senate has voted to force the Abbott Government to table two interim reports of its long-awaited mental health review. The vote came from a motion proposed by the Shadow Minister…

Community Pay Rise Closer

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 31st October 2012 -  Pay rises for some 150,000 community workers have moved a step closer after legislation passed in the Senate. Introduced with the Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special…

Charity Regulator Passed in Senate

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 31st October 2012 -  The legislation to establish a national charity regulator, the ACNC has passed through the Senate with amendments from the Australian Greens. Australian Charities and Not-for-profits…

Report Calls for National Conversation on Palliative Care

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 11th October 2012 - 
A report has been released into the state of palliative care in Australia. Photo: ecu.edu.au The Senate has released a long?awaited report into the state of palliative care…

Senate Report a Chance to Scrap Cuts to Single Parent Payments

Lina Caneva, Friday, 24th August 2012 - 
Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed a Senate Committee recommendation to delay the Federal Government legislation that would see the payments…

Public Benefit Test Potentially Damaging

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th June 2010 -  Philanthropy Australia warns that a Private Members Bill to require religious and charitable institutions to meet a public benefit test to justify their exemption from taxation…
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