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The NDIS Has Teething Problems That Must Be Addressed

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 24th May 2017 -  Given the National Disability Insurance Scheme has support across the political spectrum there is a reluctance to heavily criticise it despite a parliamentary inquiry which is

Centrelink Auto-Debt Recovery Warnings Ignored

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th March 2017 -  A senate inquiry into Centrelink’s controversial auto-debt recovery from welfare recipients has been told the system created a serious climate of fear and distress and the federal…

Aged Care Workforce Inquiry Looks at Training and Staffing

Lina Caneva, Monday, 31st October 2016 -  Training inconsistencies, accreditation needs and future staffing levels in the aged care workforce have been highlighted in public hearings being held by a parliamentary inquiry

Senate Rejects Youth Welfare Delay

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 10th September 2015 -  The Senate has voted down the Government’s controversial Social Services Legislation Amendment on Youth Employment which attempted to make young people under 25 wait for…

Dementia Awareness Call To Politicians

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 10th September 2015 -  Governments across Australia have been urged to show leadership in encouraging Australians to become dementia-aware and to develop a better understanding of what it is like for…

Senate to Probe Social Services Funding Process

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 12th February 2015 -  The Australian Senate has voted to hold an inquiry into how the Department of Social Services provides funding grants to community services. The Greens spokesperson on family and…

Work for the Dole Scheme Threatens NFPs – Greens

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st July 2014 -  The Australian Greens have called for a rethink of the whole work for the dole program as its outcomes will put more pressure on Not for Profits. "Work for the dole punishes job…


McClure Review a Cause for Carers’ Concern

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 9th July 2014 -  The McClure Welfare Review’s interim report has revealed plans that could put more pressure on people with disability and carers, Australian Greens spokesperson on family

Greens to Move on Inquiry into Inequality

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th June 2014 -  The Australian Greens will move for a Senate Inquiry into Inequality in Australia, as criticism grows on the Federal Budget and its targets on Australians living on welfare. According…

Newstart Change Will Push Under-30s into Poverty – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Friday, 6th June 2014 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service, has called on the Federal Government to drop its plan to deny unemployed people under 30 access to income support for six…

Time Rescues Charity Definition

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th December 2013 -  Time appears to have saved the Charities Act from the Coalition Government’s plan to delay the definition of charity until late next year. On the final sitting day for the Federal…
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