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Greater privacy protections promised for disability royal commission

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  New protections were announced following a campaign from disability activists The federal government has pledged to introduce legislation ensuring the confidentiality of disability

Advocates say royal commission must #MakeItSafeToSpeak

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  A new campaign aims to protect the confidentiality of people telling their stories to the disability royal commission   Disability advocates fear the most severe cases of systemic

Community groups slam proposed Religious Discrimination Act

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  Civil society leaders are voicing their concerns about the proposed Religious Discrimination Act, which they say privileges religious belief over other human rights. The bill

Government Needs to Slow Down on Changes to Spying and Foreign Interference Laws

Contributor, Tuesday, 12th June 2018 -  More time is needed to review the proposed amendments to the government’s foreign interference legislation, writes La Trobe University Adjunct Professor Tony Walker, in this piece

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.

Inaugural NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Appointed

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th December 2017 -  The Turnbull government has appointed an inaugural commissioner to lead the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission. The Minister for Social

Disability Sector Calls on States to Value Advocacy as Federal Govt Announces $5M Funding

Wendy Williams, Monday, 18th December 2017 -  The disability sector has welcomed the announcement of more than $5 million of federal funding for advocacy work, and called on the states and territories to look to the federal government’s

Australians Encouraged To Have Their Say on Future of Supported Employment

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  People with disability and those involved in the disability and employment sectors have been encouraged to have their say on the future of supported employment, with the release

Concerns Over Welfare Remain as Govt Abandons Drug Testing Scheme

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  The federal government’s move to abandon its controversial drug testing scheme will “stop unnecessary harm being inflicted on thousands of Australians” but the welfare bill could

Government Pushes Welfare Reform Success Amid More Robo-Debt Controversy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 -  Social Services Minister Christian Porter has detailed the federal government’s efforts to overhaul the welfare system during a speech in Canberra on Wednesday including what

States Urged to Support Child Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th October 2017 -  Social advocates have warned that the Commonwealth redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse will only provide compensation to a fraction of victims, unless the federal

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams, Monday, 11th September 2017 -  More Australian’s are giving their time but not their money, according to two new reports released at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit on Monday. The reports, which form
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