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Calls to Abolish Controversial Work-for-the-dole Scheme

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 29th January 2019 -  Community groups are calling to abolish the federal government’s controversial remote work-for-the-dole scheme, despite incoming changes to the program aimed at reducing penalties

Minister Rejects Charity Boss’s Claim That Acknowledgement of Country May Signal Bias

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th November 2018 -  The Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion, has dismissed claims by the the head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, Dr Gary Johns, that including

Open Letter to PM Calls For Action on Indigenous Incarceration

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 -  A coalition of Indigenous leaders, academics and community groups are challenging the government over their silence on an inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres

Peak Aboriginal Body Call For Collaboration With Abbott

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 31st August 2018 -  A peak body for Indigenous children and families is calling on the newly appointed Special Envoy for Indigenous Affairs, to “work alongside” communities to create positive change

Remote Indigenous Housing Under Threat

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th July 2018 -  The Turnbull government has been urged to renew its investment in remote Indigenous housing, with the completion of the National Partnership on Remote Housing leaving several states

Government Defends ‘Ineffective’ Remote Work-for-the-dole Program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 -  The Turnbull government has defended its controversial Community Development Program, amid claims the remote work-for-the-dole scheme was ineffective, costly and “monetisi

Funding Boost for Remote Indigenous Housing in NT

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th April 2018 -  The Turnbull government has announced a $550 million funding boost for remote Indigenous housing in Northern Territory, but Labor warned that Indigenous housing in Australia was

Three Billboards on the Road Back to Where We Came From

Michael Dillon, Thursday, 15th February 2018 -  Michael Dillon from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research offers three “billboards” with updates on the remote housing “fiasco”. The recent film Three Billboards

Fears for the Future of Remote Housing Program

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th February 2018 -  There are fears the Turnbull government will defund the long-running National Partnership Alliance on Remote Housing program, which community groups warn will create a jobs and

Remote Work-for-the-Dole Program Under Fire for Excessive Penalties

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 -  The federal government’s work-for-the-dole Community Development Program (CDP) has again come under fire, after figures revealed more than 350,000 fines have been issued under

Remote Work-for-the-Dole Program Under Review

Luke Michael, Friday, 15th December 2017 -  The federal government’s controversial work-for-the-dole Community Development Program (CDP) is set to come under review, with the launch of a discussion paper on future arrangements

$10M Boost to Prevent Indigenous Suicide

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd January 2017 -  An initiative launched to tackle Indigenous suicide has received a $10 million boost as the scheme is poised to roll out nationally. The Indigenous-led Critical Response Service,
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