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Labor defends decision to support political campaigners bill

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd December 2021 -  Should Labor be elected, Dr Andrew Leigh confirms they would revisit the framework Labor has defended its decision to work with the government to pass the political campaigners bill

Charities shocked and angry as deal done on political campaigners bill

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd December 2021 -  “This change represents an attack on charities, our democracy and the right to advocate for positive change.”  Charities claim the government has “guillotined debate” after the

ALP pledges support for 10-point plan to strengthen the charities sector

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  Labor says it will work closely with the sector to reimagine a new Australia   Charity leaders say a plan endorsed by the Australian Labor Party to strengthen the charities sector

‘Silent heroes’ of 2020 left on the sidelines by the budget

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  MP Andrew Leigh say the government “doesn’t seem to realise” the contribution that charities make, as Labor outlines its vision for a fairer society in its budget reply speech

Compare the pair: key policy offerings from Labor and the Coalition in the 2019 federal election

Contributor, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  With the election less than a week away, Andrew Donegan and Emil Jeyaratnam provide a quick guide to the major policy announcements and promises from the two major parties, in this

NGOs urge Australia to step up on foreign aid spending

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th May 2019 -  Labor has promised to restore the nation’s foreign aid budget if it wins the upcoming election, but aid groups say the opposition’s pledged increases still fall short of what is needed

Labor vows to protect NDIS funds into the future

Luke Michael, Friday, 3rd May 2019 -  Labor says it will create a special fund to ensure any unspent National Disability Insurance Scheme money stays within the scheme.    Opposition leader Bill Shorten said a Labor

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
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