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People with disability in NSW need funding certainty for advocacy

Tony Jones, Tuesday, 27th October 2020 -  With organisations just months away from their funding ending, Tony Jones provides an overview of the current state of play in how disability advocacy is being funded and the New South

Researchers warn of uneven housing supply across Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 27th August 2020 -  Housing supply varied across states and territories and also in mainland capital cities Around 1.5 million new homes were built in Australia between 2006 and 2016 but the growth of

‘We’re not going away’: Advocates vow to continue fighting until Modern Slavery Act is enforced

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 25th August 2020 -  “Every day that we go without this law coming into force is a day that goes against the will of the parliament,” the NSW opposition leader says.    Anti-slavery advocates

Calls for NSW government to urgently enforce Modern Slavery Act

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st July 2020 -  Advocates believe charities also have a role to play in stamping out modern slavery More than 117 organisations, academics, lawyers, community and faith leaders have signed an open

Homelessness in NSW reaches ‘crisis point’

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Crisis accommodation for people experiencing homelessness in Sydney has almost hit capacity, new data shows, prompting calls for an urgent injection of social housing across the

Why we need a peak body for NSW and ACT social enterprises

Contributor, Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 -  It’s time a social enterprise council or network was established in NSW and ACT to advocate for and represent the social enterprise sector, write Social Change Central, part of the

NSW bolsters domestic violence efforts with Our Watch membership

Luke Michael, Friday, 10th May 2019 -  New South Wales has been lauded for taking a new approach to prevent family violence after becoming the final Australian state to join the Our Watch initiative. NSW domestic violence

Social Enterprise Breaks Into The Mainstream at NSW Award Night

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th March 2019 -  An ethical ticket company is paving the way for social enterprise in mainstream business, after winning the NSW premier’s inaugural business award. Humanitix picked up the “business

NSW Pledges to Halve Rough Sleepers by 2025

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to halve the number of people sleeping rough across the state by 2025, but homelessness advocates warn this cannot be done without

High Court Ruling Another Win for Charitable Advocacy

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  The not-for-profit sector is celebrating another win for charitable advocacy after the High Court struck down electoral laws imposing a stricter spending cap for third-party campaigners

NSW Disability Groups Gear Up for Advocacy Battle

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th January 2019 -  New South Wales disability groups are launching their “biggest campaign yet” to fight for ongoing advocacy funding as they prepare for the upcoming state election in March. The Stand

Disability Employment in Public Service Going Backwards

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th January 2019 -  The disability community is being shut out of public sector jobs, disability groups say in light of recent data which shows the employment of people with disability in the public service
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