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Indigenous Australians want input into the new Closing the Gap approach

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  The government is working on a new national agreement More than 90 per cent of Indigenous Australians believe it is important to develop formal partnerships between government and

Low-income Aussies can’t afford to invest in energy efficiency

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd November 2019 -  Charities say low-income renters need help paying their energy bills A coalition of community groups is urging the nation’s energy ministers to help low-income renters invest in

NDIS funding deal to help people with disability avoid lengthy hospital stays

Luke Michael, Thursday, 4th July 2019 -  Young people in nursing homes and others stuck in hospitals and aged care facilities will be among those to benefit from a new agreement that gives National Disability Insurance Scheme

Inaction on Domestic Violence Leave ‘Unconscionable’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th December 2016 -  The Australian Council of Trade Unions has slammed the government’s inaction on domestic violence leave as “unconscionable”. During a Council of Australian Governments (COAG)

New Domestic Violence Action Plan Focuses on Sexual Violence and Children

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 28th October 2016 -  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the latest three-year national action plan to reduce domestic and family violence, with a focus on sexual violence, children and Indigenous

Call for National Response to Family Violence Royal Commission

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th April 2016 -  The Law Council of Australia has called on the Council of Australian Governments to seize the opportunity for national, intergovernmental action following the release of the Victorian

Directors Put Case for NFP Reform

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 -  The peak body for company directors in Australia is calling for a national reform agenda for Not for Profit organisations around regulation, the harmonisation of the definition

Disability Housing Crisis Report

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 28th April 2015 -  The NDIS advocacy Not for Profit, Every Australian Counts, has launched a report warning of a massive disability housing shortfall within the next five years. The NFP said the report

Tony Abbott Appoints Rosie Batty to Government Panel

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 29th January 2015 -  Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has been appointed by Tony Abbott to a panel that will address the problem of violence against women at a national level. Batty and retiring Victorian…

Transition to Full NDIS Scheme – COAG

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 16th December 2014 -  A meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council has committed to a full roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and says…

Submissions Slam ACNC Repeal Bill

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 16th April 2014 -  The first submissions to the Senate inquiry into legislation to repeal the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) have condemned the proposed legislation…

Australia’s Becoming a More Skilled Nation – Review

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th November 2013 -  More than half of working-age Australians have a higher level qualification, placing the nation ninth among OECD countries, a recent Council of Australian Governments Reform Council…
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