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Young Australians’ Prospects Still Come Down to Where They Grow Up

Contributor, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  In order to equally access opportunities that improve life chances, young people in disadvantaged communities need to access the same opportunity structures as more advantaged…

VET System Presenting More Barriers Than Supports for Young People

Wendy Williams, Friday, 23rd February 2018 -  Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is making it difficult for the most disadvantaged young people to gain access and a qualification, at the same time

Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage

Bethany Simmonds, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  Aboriginal people are the most marginalised, excluded and disadvantaged group of people living in Australia today, and transport disadvantage simply adds to their morass of problems

Opinion

Who’s On the Outer? Uncovering Poverty’s Many Faces

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd July 2015 -  New insights into ‘disadvantage’ underpin the need to focus policies and services on the places and groups where social exclusion is concentrated, writes Francisco Azipitarte

Changemaker

Housing an Ambition

Lina Caneva, Friday, 6th March 2015 -  As the CEO of Women’s Property Initiative, Jeanette Large has a passion for building a secure future for disadvantaged women and children. Large is this week’s Changemaker.

Indigenous Children in Care Up 65 Per Cent Since National Apology

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 -  Since the National Apology to the Stolen Generations in 2008 the number of indigenous children in care has increased by 65 per cent, according to a new report. The latest Report on Government…

QLD to Host International Research Centre

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th October 2014 -  Experts from universities, Governments and NGOs across seven countries are set to tackle the urgent problems of people with deep and persistent disadvantage through a $28 million…

Spotlight

Sailing Solo for a Regional Boost

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 -  A startup spruiking traditional wooden boats in regional NSW is aiming to boost the local tourism industry and the prospects of the marginalised  – despite a disconnect

Opinion

Volunteer Physiotherapists Ease the Pain

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th September 2014 -  Allied health professionals such as physiotherapists are moving to close the gap for disadvantaged Australians who live too far from vital services by providing a range of volunteer-run…

Fears for Sydney’s Disadvantaged – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th August 2014 -  New research has revealed a deep and persistent disadvantage for low income households in Sydney at a time when the looming Federal Budget looks set to hit those on the margins hardest.…

Spotlight

The Image of Social Change

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 21st May 2014 -  A fledgling social enterprise in Redfern in NSW is harnessing the power of the photographic image to empower young people and drive social change, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s

Asylum Seekers at Risk of Disadvantage – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 6th May 2014 -  A new report claims that asylum seekers living in the community are at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation in Victoria. The research report, "Can You…
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