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Government Backpedals on Massive Funding Cuts to Charity

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th October 2018 -  Community outrage over millions of dollars in federal funding cuts to a respected youth charity has caused the government to backflip.    CEO and founder of Youth Off The Streets

Government Set to Increase NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th August 2018 -  The federal government is increasing the National Disability Insurance Agency’s staff cap, as part of a suite of workforce changes designed to deliver a “better experience”

Disability Advocates Welcome New Social Services Ministers

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th August 2018 -  Disability advocates have welcomed the appointments of Paul Fletcher and Sarah Henderson as social services ministers, after outgoing minister Dan Tehan was moved to education

Entries Open for 2018 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd August 2018 -  Employers and charities are encouraged to participate in an expanded 2018 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards, with entries now open for the annual event. Now in its third year, the

Special Fraud Squad to Protect NDIS from Rorts and Organised Crime

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th July 2018 -  A special fraud task force has been formed to protect the multi-billion dollar National Disability Insurance Scheme from rorts and the grasp of organised crime.   Announcing the

Cashless Welfare Card Effectiveness Questioned by New Report

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th July 2018 -  The government’s approach to monitoring and evaluating its controversial cashless welfare card trial is inadequate, an auditor-general report says, leaving its effectiveness

Suspicions Raised Over Autism Advocacy Group Agenda

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st June 2018 -  The federal government has announced the establishment of an Autism Advisory Group, but suspicions have been raised that the group’s agenda is about excluding people with autism

Restricting Criminal Access to Redress Scheme a Denial of Human Rights

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th June 2018 -  The Senate has passed legislation to establish a National Redress Scheme from 1 July, but the community and legal sectors have warned that the possible exclusion of people with criminal

NGOs Commit to National Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st May 2018 -  The National Redress Scheme will now cover 80 per cent of child sex abuse survivors, after a number of NGOs committed to the scheme, including the Catholic and Anglican churches and

Greens Warn of ‘Agenda’ to Broadly Roll Out Cashless Welfare Card

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th May 2018 -  Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has warned that the Turnbull government has a “definite agenda” to roll out the cashless welfare card more broadly, after new legislation was introduced

Support Grows For National Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 29th May 2018 -  The federal government has agreed in principle to all recommendations from a Senate inquiry into National Redress Scheme legislation, as South Australia and Northern Territory

Sector Calls for Social Services Stability After Prentice Dumped

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th May 2018 -  Social sector leaders have called for greater stability in the social services portfolio, after Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice lost
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