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Labor urged to broaden living wage policy

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 26th March 2019 -  Opposition leader Bill Shorten says an elected Labor government will introduce a living wage so no full-time worker lives in poverty, but community leaders say unemployed workers

Stalled Progress Closing the Gap Prompts Refresh

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th February 2019 -  Indigenous groups are pushing for Australia’s Closing the Gap targets to be revised in partnership with the Indigenous community after the latest progress report revealed only

Disability Groups Divided Over Support for Australian Disability Enterprises

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th January 2019 -  Disability groups are split on whether Labor’s plan to direct government contracts to disability enterprises is a good move, with critics of the plan saying people with disability

Labor Urged to Fully Abolish Cashless Welfare Card

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 -  Labor’s pledge to roll back the cashless welfare card has been welcomed by community groups, who are urging the opposition to go further by committing to abolish all forms of cashless

Sector Celebrates Shorten’s Historic Affordable Housing Commitment

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 18th December 2018 -  The community sector is celebrating Labor’s election commitment of 250,000 affordable rental properties over ten years, labelling it a game changer for vulnerable Australians

Community Groups Dismayed at Labor’s Failure to Raise Newstart

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th December 2018 -  Labor’s failure to commit to raising Newstart at their national conference has been slammed by anti-poverty advocates, who say welfare recipients will needlessly struggle to survive

Labor Pledges to Put Affordable Housing Front and Centre of National Policy

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd November 2018 -  The community sector has welcomed a commitment from Labor leader Bill Shorten to prioritise affordable housing and implement a national housing strategy if elected.   Shorten

Shorten and Abbott Defend Catholics Against ACNC Probe

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  An investigation into the charity status of Melbourne’s peak body for Catholic schools is being slammed by both sides of politics, with Labor leader Bill Shorten and former prime

St Vincent de Paul CEO Seeks Labor Preselection

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  Charity leader and opponent of the mandatory detention and offshore processing of asylum seekers, Dr John Falzon is launching a bid for federal Labor preselection hoping to drive

Greens “Stunt” to Raise Welfare Payments Rejected

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th May 2018 -  A Greens push to increase Newstart and Youth Allowance by $75 a week has been voted down in the Senate, after Labor and the Coalition voted against the motion described by critics as

Labor Calls For Charities to be Exempt from Foreign Donations Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th April 2018 -  Labor has called for charities to be exempted from the controversial foreign donations bill, with opposition leader Bill Shorten saying he won’t support “anything that punishes
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