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Calls to Make Audio Description a Priority

Wendy Williams, Friday, 26th May 2017 -  The government is being called on to prioritise audio descriptions in a bid to make free to air TV more accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired. During questioning


Time to Refocus, Mr Turnbull

Rachel Siewert, Thursday, 21st April 2016 -  Instead of trying to get tougher on unions and workers, the prime minister should be turning his attention to the social services sector which is struggling to provide support for

Govt Flags More Changes to Family Tax Benefit

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 20th October 2015 -  The Federal Government has mooted more changes to the Family Tax Benefit Part B, this time changing the cut off age for benefits when children reach 12 years of age. Originally introduced…


Accounts of Disability Abuse ‘Horrifying’ – Senator

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 1st September 2015 -  The abuse of people with disability remains seemingly invisible despite a Senate Inquiry into the issue and more must be done to expose it, writes the Chair of the Inquiry, Greens Senator

Senate Inquiry Slams Out of Home Care System

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th August 2015 -  A Senate committee has recommended a shake-up of the out-of-home care system, which was found to be failing children in care. The inquiry was prompted by troubling figures that show…
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