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Budget Boost Promised for Avoidable Blindness in Pacific

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Foreign aid groups have welcomed a $32 million commitment by Labor for an avoidable blindness fund, which they hope will restore foreign aid cuts by the federal government over the…

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Strikes a Good Balance

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  A consensus Parliamentary report into the federal government’s same-sex marriage bill strikes a good balance between freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination,

Labor Holds Sway as Crossbenchers Oppose Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Crossbenchers are lining up to block the same-sex marriage plebiscite with Labor yet to reveal how it will vote. South Australian independent Senator Nick Xenophon announced on

NDIS Levy Confirmed

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 30th April 2013 -  The Federal Government has confirmed it will increase the Medicare levy to cover the cost of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Prime Minister Julia Gillard has confirmed…

Govt Formalises ‘No Gag Clauses’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th March 2013 -  The Federal Government will introduce ‘no gag clause’ legislation into the Parliament in the next sitting in March – formalising a policy introduced under former…

Commonwealth Grant Guidelines Revealed

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th March 2013 -  The Federal Government has released new Commonwealth Grant Guidelines which the charity regulator says will save registered charities time when reporting to multiple government…
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