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Indigenous People With Disability Have a Double Disadvantage the NDIS Can’t Handle

Contributor, Wednesday, 10th October 2018 -  We need a longer term strategic approach focused on community development to overcome the sustained inequality that comes with being both Aboriginal and living with disability,…

Digitising Social Services Could Further Exclude People

Contributor, Friday, 5th October 2018 -  Digitising social services may bring advantages for some, but it will also further marginalise those who are already seriously disadvantaged, writes Siobhan O’Sullivan…

Young Australians’ Prospects Still Come Down to Where They Grow Up

Contributor, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  In order to equally access opportunities that improve life chances, young people in disadvantaged communities need to access the same opportunity structures as more advantaged…

Australia’s UN Report Card: Making Progress, But Could Do Better

John Thwaites, Thursday, 6th September 2018 -  To achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, we need to overcome the short-term focus that currently dominates our political landscape, writes Monash Sustainable Development

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Indigenous Employment Gap Widening and We Don’t Know How to Fix It

Contributor, Wednesday, 29th August 2018 -  Rigorous, well designed evaluation is important in informing future policy-making, and developing a stronger evidence base for strategies to close the remote employment gap,

Disabled Teens Suffering the Mental Health Effects of Bullying

Contributor, Tuesday, 14th August 2018 -  It is a sad reflection on our current school system that children and adolescents with a disability experience such poor treatment from their peers, writes Tania King and Anne Kavanagh

Opinion

UN Set To Review Australia’s Record On Women’s Rights – And May Find it Wanting

Contributor, Saturday, 30th June 2018 -  We’re seeing little improvement on women’s rights and a concerning deterioration in some areas, write Maria Nawaz and Anna Cody from Kingsford Legal Centre, UNSW, in this article

New Research Shows Australians Have Wrong Idea On Foreign Aid Spending

Contributor, Tuesday, 26th June 2018 -  Australians think we invest 17.5 times more than we actually do, writes Jonathan Pryke, a research fellow in the Myer Foundation Melanesia Program at the Lowy Institute, in this article

Take Heart, Charity Stunts Can Make CEOs Better People

Contributor, Thursday, 21st June 2018 -  Active campaigns like the Vinnies CEO Sleepout are more than a self-serving PR stunt and can have an impact beyond the event itself, write Jacki Montgomery and Aila Khan from Western

Government Response to Child Abuse Royal Commission is Positive, But Will Need to Go Beyond an Apology

Contributor, Wednesday, 13th June 2018 -  Apologies without action become empty words, writes Timothy W. Jones, senior lecturer in history at La Trobe University, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation.

Opinion

Why Rural Australia is Facing a Volunteer Crisis

Contributor, Wednesday, 16th May 2018 -  Australia’s rural communities are facing a looming volunteering crisis with a new strategy desperately needed, writes Amanda Davies, Kirsten Holmes and Leonie Lockstone-Binney

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Explainer: How Much Does the NDIS Cost and Where Does This Money Come From?

Helen Dickinson, Thursday, 10th May 2018 -  In wake of the ongoing debate about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be funded, Associate Professor Helen Dickinson explains how much the NDIS costs and where the
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