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Tasmanians on NDIS Get Subsidy ‘Safety Net’

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 17th November 2016 -  Tasmanians on the National Disability Insurance Scheme have been given a “welcome reprieve” with access to a temporary taxi subsidy following complaints from advocates that

Tasmanian Jobs to Surge with NDIS Rollout

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th July 2016 -  In Tasmania the National Disability Insurance Scheme will deliver up to 1,750 new full-time jobs in the next three years and $260 million in new economic activity, according to the…

Justice Ignored is Justice Denied for Tasmanians with Disabilities

Chris Hornsey, Thursday, 17th March 2016 -  Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Robin Banks is laying down the law to improve access to the state’s justice system for people with a disability, with the development

Tasmania Signs on to NDIS

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 3rd December 2015 -  Tasmania has become the fourth Australian state to sign onto the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The announcement, which coincided with International…

Tassy Enviro Groups Grilled on Tax-Status

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 21st July 2015 -  Philanthropist and former Greens leader Bob Brown has been grilled about the work of his Foundation by a Parliamentary inquiry into the tax-free status of environmental groups.…

Tasmania’s Volunteer Peak Fights for Funding Survival

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd April 2015 -  An Queensland organisation has been funded by the Department of Social Services to deliver volunteer services to Tasmania instead of the long-standing local peak body, the Senate…

Collective Impact’s $1m Search Finds Burnie

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 19th March 2015 -  Burnie, a small port city on the north west coast of Tasmania has been selected to receive up to $1 million of support from a pioneering group of funders who are backing a new approach…

Plan for Tassie as Asylum Seeker Processing Centre

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 11th November 2014 -  A plan developed by Tasmanian community leaders and human rights activists would see the island-state become Australia's asylum seeker processing centre. The Tasmania Opportunity…

Tassy Foundation To Fund Literature and Research

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 30th September 2014 -  A new Foundation has been launched to honor the memory of a noted Tasmanian, Dr Erica Bell along with $20,000 in awards for literature and medical research. The husband of the late Dr…

Conservation Foundation Appoints Top Gun as President

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 16th September 2014 -  Australian corporate leader and environmental activist Geoff Cousins AM has been appointed as President of one of the countries largest Not for Profit environmental lobby groups;…

Churches Call for Debate On Private Members Bill

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 -  The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce is calling on Parliament to debate a Private Member's Bill tabled by Tasmanian Independent Andrew Wilkie to protect procedural…

Collaboration Needed to Address Youth Unemployment

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th August 2014 -  Not for Profits have called for a major collaboration between community, business and Governments to address the alarming increase in youth unemployment. The average Victorian…
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