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Pressure mounts on fight to raise age of criminal responsibility

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th July 2020 -  More than three in four Australians believe the age of criminal responsibility is over the age of 14 Most Australians believe children as young as 10 years old do not belong in prison,

New Policy Centre Encourages Australia to Look Abroad for Tax Reform

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th March 2019 -  Progressive think-tank The Australia Institute has established a new policy centre in a bid to learn lessons from Nordic countries, to re-shape economic and social policy in Australia.  

Government Defends ‘Ineffective’ Remote Work-for-the-dole Program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 -  The Turnbull government has defended its controversial Community Development Program, amid claims the remote work-for-the-dole scheme was ineffective, costly and “monetising

Minerals Council ‘Backflips’ on Environmental Advocacy Position

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th November 2017 -  The Minerals Council of Australia have said in a letter they do not support legislation which curtails the advocacy of environmental charities, but critics say this is a “backflip”

Environmental Charities Engaged in Bitter Stand-Off with Mining Lobby Over Advocacy

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  Environmental charities and the mining lobby are engaged in a bitter stand-off over political advocacy, with the mining sector’s attempt to curtail environmental advocacy undermined

Aus Govt Should Get On with the Job of Protecting Vulnerable Workers in Global Supply Chains

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Australian companies and government have a responsibility to meet human rights abuses such as forced labour and child labour head on, write Martijn Boersma from Catalyst Australia

Poll Reveals Strong Rejection of Newstart Cuts

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th September 2016 -  The majority of Australians do not agree with the government’s proposed cuts to Newstart, according to a new poll. A national survey of more than 10,000 Australians, released

Ethical Property Australia Grows Fund to $26M Through a New Deal

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  A newly-purchased building in Canberra has grown Ethical Property Australia’s fund to $26 million, 260 times its seed funding. The acquisition of Endeavour House marks the social

Majority of Australians Disagree with Government Policy on Refugees

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 30th June 2016 -  The majority of Australians believe refugees who arrive in Australia by boat should be allowed to stay in the country, according to a new poll. With just days left before the election,

Prominent Australians Urge PM Not to Cut Taxes

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 13th April 2016 -  Community leaders and top economists have signed an open letter calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull not to cut taxes in the upcoming Budget – especially not on company profits.…

Homeshare Answer to Growing Cost of Aged Care – Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th November 2015 -  New research by independent think tank, The Australia Institute, shows that around 80 per cent of Australians are worried that they won’t be able to afford aged care services.…

Foreign Ministers’ Record on Foreign Aid Revealed

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 24th September 2015 -  New research reveals that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has presided over the greatest decline in foreign aid in Australia’s history. The new report called Charity ends at
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