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The transformative power of education

Contributor, Tuesday, 24th November 2020 -  Education remains one of the most effective antidotes to inequality, yet not everyone has the same access to an affordable education. This is one of the reasons Bendigo and Adelaide

COVID-19 causes widening inequality for children worldwide

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th September 2020 -  Save the Children has conducted the largest global survey of its kind since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared    Children from the poorest households are missing out on access to education,

Racism, coronavirus and collective trauma

Dr Cathy Kezelman AM, Wednesday, 12th August 2020 -  Dr Cathy Kezelman AM looks at how the events around the world over the past few months, abuses of power, inequality and injustice are driving our individual and collective trauma.

Faith without work(ers) is dead

John Falzon, Saturday, 4th July 2020 -  To slash JobSeeker and kick people off JobKeeper is not an act of faith, it is an act of unmitigated viciousness, writes Dr John Falzon, who says it’s time we reaffirm the connection

Support for returning to learning is key to protecting future employment

Renee Hancock, Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 -  The divide between socioeconomic disadvantaged youth and those from wealthier homes is at risk of widening even further, writes Renee Hancock, who is calling on state and federal

Why businesses need a cultural overhaul for gender equality in the workplace

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  For too long, women have been blamed for inequality. It’s up to businesses to look within themselves and weed out systemic structural inequality, writes Andrew Cairns. You may think

Australians are worried about the future as inequality takes hold

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 -  Many people are pessimistic about their economic prospects  Only a third of Australians believe their families will be better off in five years time, according to new research showing

Placing a value on learning – the great divide in Australia

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th September 2019 -  Where you live and the postcode of the school you attend will have a significant impact in determining your opportunities. We need to start addressing the educational bias that limits

Filling the cracks: Our moral duty to reduce inequality in Australia

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Can we truly count Australia among the world’s “wealthy nations” when that wealth is not shared equally? Can we truly take pride in our country’s development and economic achievements

Wealth inequality on the rise in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Average household wealth in Australia has risen above $1 million, but community groups warn this comes at a time of widening economic inequality, with the wealth of low-income earners

A moral dilemma: When philanthropy meets inequality

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 28th May 2019 -  The moral authority of philanthropy in the face of increasing inequality is the most challenging question facing philanthropy today, says a leading US expert. Dr Jason Franklin,

The Economic Horror

John Falzon, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 -  If any government is serious about fighting inequality instead of boosting and buttressing it, it must start by listening to the people who bear the brunt of inequality, writes Dr
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