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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

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

Greens To Support Environmental Advocacy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th June 2016 -  The Australian Greens Party has launched its environment policy announcing a $2.6 billion plan to include a new independent watchdog and a commitment to stop any future government

Greens to Disallow Cashless Welfare Card

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th January 2016 - 
The Australian Greens will move to stop the introduction of the cashless welfare card trial set for Ceduna in South Australia, when Parliament returns next week. Greens spokesperson…

Opinion

Changes to Psychiatric Confinement Payments ‘Insidious’

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 -  A Federal Government move to take welfare payments off people undergoing psychiatric confinement but not convicted of a crime will have a dramatic impact on the lives of people with

Migration Amendment ‘Stacks the Odds’ Against Vulnerable

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 26th March 2015 -  The Refugee Council of Australia claims the passing of the Migration Amendment Bill 2014 will further stack the odds against vulnerable people seeking Australia’s…

UPDATE: Government Funding Delayed After Avalanche of Applications

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  The Federal Government has been forced to extend the current funding arrangements for more than 5000 welfare charities for up to four months as it tries to respond to an “avalanche”…
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