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Morrison has led the Coalition to a ‘miracle’ win, but how do they govern from here?

Contributor, Monday, 20th May 2019 -  Scott Morrison has pulled off an unexpected victory, and will forever be a Liberal hero, but what’s next, asks Marija Taflaga, lecturer, school of political science and international

Turnbull Does Not Mean Easy Ride for Social Sector

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 15th September 2015 -  Australia’s social sector has been warned that it will need to work hard to convince Malcolm Turnbull that it is critical to building a stronger and more inclusive economy.…

Jobseeker Bill Passed

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 3rd November 2014 -  The Labor Party has accused the Abbott Government of a “disgraceful display of arrogance” after a Bill that could see jobseekers penalised for missing appointments…

Distress Among Asylum Seekers “Visceral”- Vinnies

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th October 2014 -  The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has called on its more than 60,000 members to continue their efforts to assist asylum seekers and refugees, in the face…

Govt Hiding ACNC Report Card – Labor

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th October 2014 -  The Federal Opposition is calling on Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews to release findings from a consultation process that could determine the future of the national charity…

Govt Backs Down on 40 Jobs a Month Plan

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  The Federal Government has backed down on its controversial proposal to require unemployed people to apply for 40 jobs a month in order to keep receiving the dole, instead releasing…

Kevin Andrews Stands By Comments

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 -  Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews has refused to back down from controversial comments he made about the New Zealand welfare system. Amidst negotiations with crossbench…

War of Words over Future of Not for Profit Sector

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd September 2013 -  A war of words over the future of the Not for Profit Sector has erupted between the Liberal Coalition and the Labor Government in the final days of the election campaign. The Opposition…

Victoria Wants Confirmation of NDIS Trial

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 8th August 2012 -  The Victorian Premier, Ted Baillieu, has called on Prime Minister Gillard to confirm that Victoria is to host a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial in the Barwon Region.…

Federal Opposition Slams Charity Regulator Bill

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 25th July 2012 -  The Federal Opposition claims the proposed legislation to set up Australia’s first charity regulator fails to simplify or ease the regulatory burden on Not for Profits.
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