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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

Community Groups Warn of Rental Affordability Catastrophe in NSW

Luke Michael, Friday, 11th January 2019 -  New South Wales faces a looming catastrophe in rental affordability unless drastic action is taken to address a huge social housing shortfall, community groups have warned on the

NSW Government Called to Help NFPs Become Energy Efficient

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th December 2018 -  The New South Wales government needs to strongly support the state’s not-for-profit sector to invest in energy saving technologies amid rising energy costs, a report finds.  

NSW Groups Fear Second Stolen Generation Over Adoption Reforms

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 13th November 2018 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal and community groups fear a bill reforming child protection and adoption laws in New South Wales will sever Indigenous children’s

Report Uncovers Shocking Abuse and Neglect of Adults With Disability

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th November 2018 -  Widespread abuse and neglect of adults with disability has been uncovered by the New South Wales ombudsman, with appalled disability advocates now calling for an independent public

Longer Foster Care Would Cut Suffering and Save Millions, Study Finds

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th October 2018 -  Charities are pushing to extend state care in New South Wales to 21 years, with a report revealing extended foster care would save the state’s taxpayers $222 million over 10 years

Disability Advocacy in NSW Under Threat

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  Disability advocacy groups in New South Wales face an uncertain future, with the state government set to cut all advocacy funding leaving a gap in support for the disability community.  

NSW Invests $10 Million in Youth Unemployment Program

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 -  A desire to change the narrative on youth unemployment has led to Australia’s first social impact investment focused specifically on addressing the issue. SYC Limited’s Sticking

NSW Commits to Full-Scheme NDIS, but Advocacy Concerns Remain

Luke Michael, Monday, 28th May 2018 -  New South Wales has become the first state to officially sign up to the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, but concerns have been raised the deal may see disability

NSW Government Commits to Disability Advocacy Funding

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th April 2018 -  New South Wales disability advocates have breathed a “collective sigh of relief”, after the state government backflipped on plans to cut funding for disability advocacy groups.

Victoria and NSW Commit to Child Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th March 2018 -  Churches, charities and other non-government institutions have been urged to join the national child sexual abuse redress scheme, after New South Wales and Victoria became the

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th November 2017 -  One of Australia’s oldest disability advocacy groups is set to have its funding cut next year by the New South Wales government, with the rollout of the National Disability
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