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Public Interest Journalism Needs DGR Status to Attract Philanthropic Support

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th July 2017 -  World-wide concern around “fake news” and significant editorial jobs losses in Australia have brought into focus the role philanthropy might play in the future of independent…

Urgent Change Needed for Mentally Impaired in Indefinite Detention

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 -  A long-awaited Senate report into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment has found huge gaps in services for people found to be unfit to plead,…

Senate Inquiry Slams Out of Home Care System

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th August 2015 -  A Senate committee has recommended a shake-up of the out-of-home care system, which was found to be failing children in care. The inquiry was prompted by troubling figures that show…

Senate Calls for Wind Farm Crackdown

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 4th August 2015 -  A Senate committee set up to investigate the potential health impacts of wind turbines has recommended that the Federal Government be able to force states to abide by noise and infrasound…

Senate Inquiry Reports on Grandparent Carers

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 30th October 2014 -  A Senate Committee report to Federal Parliament into grandparent carers has called for financial and legal support for the often-ignored grandparents raising grandchildren as…

Disability Payment Bill Report Divided

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th August 2014 -  A Senate Committee report into the controversial payment assessment tool for people with disability has delivered a divided verdict, with both the Labor and Greens parties providing…

Senate Report on ACNC ‘Retrograde’ Step

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th June 2014 -  A Senate Committee report into the abolition of the charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC), has failed to break the deadlock between…

National Homelessness Agreement Close

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th June 2014 -  The Federal Government has told a Senate Committee that the States and Territories are poised to sign a new National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness for 2014-15, but has given…

Dementia Care Skills Lacking – Senate Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th March 2014 -  A Senate Committee report has found the current aged-care workforce in Australia does not appear to have the skills and training to adequately support people living with dementia,…

NFPs Address Senate Committee on Charity Legislation

Staff Reporter, Monday, 9th December 2013 -  Not for Profit leaders  have told an urgently convened Senate Committee meeting in Canberra that Coalition Government plans to delay the start of new charities legislation…
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