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Anti-poverty advocates slam ‘cruel’ welfare cuts

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th November 2020 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison says keeping the current supplement rate would “hold Australia back”    Community groups are dismayed by the federal government’s decision to slash

Momentum grows for Steggall climate bill following US election result

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th November 2020 -  More than 100 organisations have written a joint letter to MPs asking them to support the bill, which has been backed by the NFP sector  Joe Biden’s US election victory should compel

NFP working group survives COVID-19 commission shake up

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  The group is due to provide a report to government shortly Recent changes to the national COVID-19 commission will not affect the not-for-profit working group that was set up to protect

New National Closing the Gap Agreement comes under fire over justice targets

Luke Michael, Friday, 31st July 2020 -  Advocates say these targets “will deliver anything but justice” to Indigenous people Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap

So, what’s the plan, prime minister?

David Ritter, Wednesday, 8th July 2020 -  David Ritter considers what Scott Morrison has in store for everyone who will be alive in 2040, and puts forward a vision of what the country could look like if we change course. It is

Democracy and COVID

David Ritter, Thursday, 7th May 2020 -  We are seeing a sharp withering of vital features of our democratic system, which matters intensely to everyone who cares about the climate emergency and the ecological crisis, writes

Government boosts support for mental health and domestic violence services

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  The prime minister has already flagged that more support will be on the way  The federal government has unveiled a $1.1 billion package to boost mental health services, domestic violence

Federal government looks to boost demand for recycling

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 -  The move has been welcomed by social enterprise advocates  Commonwealth agencies will need to consider environmental sustainability and the use of recycled content when awarding

Private inquiry for veteran suicide announced

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 6th February 2020 -  Advocates hope the new commissioner will bring comfort to struggling veterans  Mental health groups have come out in support of a permanent independent commissioner tasked with

A sad and sorry history of Newstart

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th November 2019 -  Much has been made of the fact federal government unemployment benefits haven’t increased in real terms since 1994. But why has the freeze gone on so long? We look back at the history

Government urged to reject expansion of cashless welfare card

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Parliament is being urged to reject any push to expand the cashless welfare card, following reports the prime minister is eyeing a national roll out of the program. Scott Morrison

‘It’s robbing Peter to pay Paul’: NGOs dismayed by aid budget raid

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th August 2019 -  Australian humanitarian groups are frustrated by the Morrison government’s plan to redirect $500 million from the nation’s shrinking aid budget towards a climate change funding
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