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Sector looks ahead to priorities as new prime minister is sworn in

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  Anthony Albanese’s win has been broadly welcomed by the sector. The nation has let out its collective breath after the election winner was declared on Saturday following six weeks

Election 2022: The state of play

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 18th May 2022 -  To ensure you have the most informed view of this election, we give you a final run-through of the sector’s demands and how some of the candidates responded. The past six weeks have seen

Rice ready to work with the sector

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  The new Greens spokesperson for the charity sector, Senator Janet Rice, is looking forward to pushing the incoming government on the issues of importance to our sector. At last week’s

Politicians front up for charity sector

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 13th May 2022 -  While all major parties were invited to be part of the panel, there was one glaring absence. Politicians have made their pitch to the sector in a pre-election panel at the 2022 Connecting

Election 2022: what have the major parties promised?

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  We take a look at the announcements made so far on the issues of relevance to our sector. We’ve passed the halfway point of this campaign and we’re just a few short weeks away from the federal

Greens Unveil ‘Radical’ Plan for Disability Policy

Luke Michael, Friday, 18th January 2019 -  The Greens are calling for a “radical” rethink of disability policy in Australia, unveiling a plan to create a more accessible and equitable society for people with disability. Greens

Greens Push Government For Homelessness Targets

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th September 2018 -  The Greens say the Coalition are showing a lack of commitment to fighting homelessness, and are calling on the federal government to introduce specific targets to tackle the problem.

Cashless Welfare Card Should be Expanded, Senate Committee Says

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th August 2018 -  The controversial cashless welfare card has had “a positive effect” on existing trial sites and should be expanded, a Senate committee believes, despite continued opposition from

Centrelink Auto-Debt Recovery Warnings Ignored

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th March 2017 -  A senate inquiry into Centrelink’s controversial auto-debt recovery from welfare recipients has been told the system created a serious climate of fear and distress and the federal…

Govt Threat to NFP Advocacy Resurfaces

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th November 2016 -  Any move by the federal coalition to revisit the tax deductibility of charities and exclude advocacy groups would face a strong backlash from the not-for-profit sector, according…

Plebiscite Pushback

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  Australia is reportedly set to have its say on the issue of same-sex marriage in February 2017. According to a report in the Daily Telegraph on Sunday the plebiscite will be held in February

Greens Aid Plan will Increase Foreign Funding

Eisha Gupta , Tuesday, 14th June 2016 -  The Greens have pledged to increase Australia’s overseas aid to the tune of nearly $8 billion, in a move welcomed by the country’s peak body for aid and development. According to a party
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