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Government under mounting pressure over disability royal commission appointees

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  The Morrison government is standing by its appointees to the disability royal commission, despite Labor pledging to review two of the commissioners over conflicts of interest.

ALP pledges to be champions of the charity sector

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Labor MP Andrew Leigh has vowed an ALP government will “end the war on charities” and strengthen the role of the charities commission, while continuing to put pressure on controversial

Labor urged to broaden living wage policy

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 26th March 2019 -  Opposition leader Bill Shorten says an elected Labor government will introduce a living wage so no full-time worker lives in poverty, but community leaders say unemployed workers

Budget Boost Promised for Avoidable Blindness in Pacific

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Foreign aid groups have welcomed a $32 million commitment by Labor for an avoidable blindness fund, which they hope will restore foreign aid cuts by the federal government over the…

Labor Urged to Fully Abolish Cashless Welfare Card

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 -  Labor’s pledge to roll back the cashless welfare card has been welcomed by community groups, who are urging the opposition to go further by committing to abolish all forms of cashless

Community Groups Slam Crackdown on Migrant Welfare

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th November 2018 -  The community sector has implored Labor to reject a bill forcing migrants to wait four years to access key welfare payments.   Under federal government measures backed by Labor on

Vinnies CEO Resigns to ‘Fight Inequality Within Parliament’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  Dr John Falzon has resigned as national CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society to seek federal Labor preselection, vowing to continue “the fight against inequality within parliament

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 from

St Vincent de Paul CEO Seeks Labor Preselection

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  Charity leader and opponent of the mandatory detention and offshore processing of asylum seekers, Dr John Falzon is launching a bid for federal Labor preselection hoping to drive

Newstart Choir Could be a Campaign Masterstroke

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 27th June 2018 -  A breakthrough could be looming in the campaign to increase the Newstart allowance with the   release of a rousing jingle sung by a choir of welfare recipients – think Choir of Hard

Labor Calls For Charities to be Exempt from Foreign Donations Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th April 2018 -  Labor has called for charities to be exempted from the controversial foreign donations bill, with opposition leader Bill Shorten saying he won’t support “anything that punishes

AMA Calls For “Bipartisan Commitment” to Fund NDIS

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th April 2018 -  The Australian Medical Association has called on Labor to support a Medicare levy rise to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, but the opposition said they had a “bett
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