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Annual Report Finds Government Still Struggling to Close the Gap

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  The prime minister’s annual Closing the Gap report has revealed only three out of seven targets are “on track”, 10 years after the policy was launched to improve the

Review Finds Government’s Closing the Gap Policy Has ‘Fallen Apart’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 8th February 2018 -  The federal government’s Closing the Gap policy has “all but fallen apart” due to extensive funding cuts and political instability, a 10-year review into the strategy has

Labor Promises Homeless Strategy As Brendan Nottle Reaches Parliament

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 17th October 2017 -  Labor has vowed to take up a national homelessness strategy to the next election in response to Major Brendan Nottle of the Salvation Army completing his 40-day, 700-kilometre walk…

Politicians Say No More To Family Violence

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 29th November 2016 -  The country’s top political leaders have put aside partisan politics to back a Northern Territory grassroots domestic violence campaign saying “no more” to family violence

Labor Set to Kill Off Plebiscite Legislation

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 11th October 2016 -  The opposition is set to vote against the government’s controversial marriage equality plebiscite bill in parliament on Tuesday, claiming proposed amendments to the Marriage

PM to Introduce Bill For Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 13th September 2016 -  The prime minister has confirmed he will introduce the bill to enable a same-sex marriage plebiscite in parliament this week.
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Pressure Mounts to Drop Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th September 2016 -  Pressure on the government to drop the marriage equality plebiscite is mounting as the opposition leader has introduced a private member’s bill to the lower house calling on the

Labor Holds Sway as Crossbenchers Oppose Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Crossbenchers are lining up to block the same-sex marriage plebiscite with Labor yet to reveal how it will vote. South Australian independent Senator Nick Xenophon announced on

First Act of Parliament to Impact Vulnerable Australians

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 22nd August 2016 -  A coalition of welfare organisations has condemned the government’s proposed cut to social security payments, which is said to be the first order of business for the new Parliament.…

Costello Slams Detaining Asylum Seekers as Torture

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th May 2016 -  World Vision Australia’s CEO, Tim Costello, has condemned the detaining of asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru as “psychological torture,” sparking mixed reactions

Shorten Pledge on Community Legal Centres

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 5th May 2016 -  The federal opposition leader, Bill Shorten, has singled out returning funding to community legal centres in his budget reply speech to Parliament. Shorten said in his response

Harsher Penalties for Bosses Exploiting Workers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st February 2016 -  Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has promised to crack down on “unscrupulous employers” who exploit workers. Shorten said if Labor was elected to government it would introduce…
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