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Disability Groups Slam Govt for Scrapping Royal Commission Into Abuse

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 6th March 2017 -  The federal government’s decision to rule out a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability has been condemned by an alliance of disability advocacy

Urgent Change Needed for Mentally Impaired in Indefinite Detention

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 -  A long-awaited Senate report into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment has found huge gaps in services for people found to be unfit to plead,…

Politicians Divided on Charity Mergers

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th November 2015 -  Australia’s federal politicians have mixed views on the call for charities to merge or close. In a statement to Pro Bono Australia News, Social Services Minister, Christian…


Charity Sector Still Fighting After Tough Year – Senator

Rachel Siewert, Tuesday, 10th November 2015 -  Despite a year full of hurdles, the Federal Government has yet to destroy the spirit of the charity and Not for Profit sector, which despite challenges remains committed, vibrant

Greens Stop ‘Grab-Bag of Social Sector Cuts’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th December 2013 -  Plans by the Federal Coalition Government to push significant changes on Social Services legislation through the Senate without scrutiny have been stopped by the Australian Greens,…
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