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Charities Express Shock At ‘Bizarre’ Appointment of Gary Johns to Head ACNC

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  The social sector is reeling at the “bizarre” appointment of Dr Gary Johns – considered a staunch critic of charities –  as the new commissioner of the Australian Charities

Proposed Foreign Donations Ban Confirms Charities’ ‘Worst Fears’

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  The federal government has finalised its foreign influence and interference legislation, which “confirmed charities’ worst fears” that those receiving overseas funding

Government Rejects Findings From Centrelink Robo-Debt Inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th October 2017 -  The federal government’s response to the Centrelink robo-debt inquiry has come under fire, after the government rejected the recommendations and said many of the statements

Government Suspends Payments for 1300 Young Job Seekers Not in PaTH Program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  Young unemployed people have had their welfare benefits suspended, for failing to take part in the federal government’s controversial PaTH internship program. Employment Minister

Cashless Welfare Card Trial Set to Expand, After Release of Independent Report

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st September 2017 -  The federal government’s cashless welfare card trial is set to expand to Western Australia’s Goldfields region, as an independent report concludes the card has reduced…

Welfare Reform Bill Faces Fierce Backlash at Senate Inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  The Turnbull government’s controversial Welfare Reform bill has faced a fierce backlash from health experts and welfare groups, who have expressed concerns about a lack of evidence…

Concerns Over Future Aged Care Workforce

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th June 2017 -  Australia does not have a plan to grow the aged care workforce to meet demand as the population ages, according to the Senate. A Senate Committee report, tabled on Wednesday, found

Senate Calls for Robo-Debt Program to be Put on Hold

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 22nd June 2017 -  Centrelink’s controversial robo-debt program should be put on hold and drastically overhauled, according to a Senate Committee report. The report by the Community Affairs References…

Snapshot Dispels Welfare Myths

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 -  Australia’s “welfare blowout” is a myth, according to the Australian Council of Social Service which is calling for an end to media attacks on people who are unemployed. ACOSS

Commonwealth Ombudsman Critical of Centrelink Auto-Debt Recovery System

Lina Caneva, Monday, 10th April 2017 -  A report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman into the operations of the federal government’s controversial Centrelink auto-debt recovery program has found that the system had poor

Many Australians Don’t Have Access to Critical Social Services

Rachel Siewert, Thursday, 16th June 2016 -    Opinion: The Greens community spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert, told a National Press Club forum this week that it was her job to keep the issues of the Not for Profit sector

Political Parties Need to Forge New Relationship with Charity Sector – Forum

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th June 2016 -    There is a need for a more respectful relationship with the Australian charity and Not for Profit sector, a political forum in Canberra has been told. The Community Council
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