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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

Oxfam Finds Widening Wealth Gap in Australia

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 -  Australia is in the midst of a billionaire wealth boom while low-income earners, women and Indigenous people are left behind, according to new analysis from Oxfam.   The charity’s

Australia Has an Inequality Problem, Says Andrew Leigh

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th October 2018 -  Australia has an inequality problem and needs to give employees more power to help fix flatlining wages, Labor MP Andrew Leigh says. But Jobs Minister Kelly O’Dwyer has attacked the

ACOSS ‘Rise to the Challenge’

Contributor, Thursday, 20th September 2018 -  The 2018 ACOSS “Rise to the Challenge” National Conference will be held at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October. The ACOSS

Young Australians’ Prospects Still Come Down to Where They Grow Up

Contributor, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  In order to equally access opportunities that improve life chances, young people in disadvantaged communities need to access the same opportunity structures as more advantaged…

UK Charities Call to Create Community Wealth Fund

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd September 2018 -  A UK charity alliance is urging the government to create a multi-billion pound Community Wealth Fund, that aims to build a more resilient civil society in economically-disadvantaged
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