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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 “busine

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

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.   Researchers

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
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