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Peak Aboriginal Body Call For Collaboration With Abbott

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 31st August 2018 -  A peak body for Indigenous children and families is calling on the newly appointed Special Envoy for Indigenous Affairs, to “work alongside” communities to create positive

Shorten and Abbott Defend Catholics Against ACNC Probe

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  An investigation into the charity status of Melbourne’s peak body for Catholic schools is being slammed by both sides of politics, with Labor leader Bill Shorten and former prime

An Ode to Those ‘Rich in Brokenness and Brimming With Dreams’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th December 2016 -  National CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Dr John Falzon has responded to former prime minister Tony Abbott’s crackdown on people who receive disability support by penning…

Turnbull Does Not Mean Easy Ride for Social Sector

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 15th September 2015 -  Australia’s social sector has been warned that it will need to work hard to convince Malcolm Turnbull that it is critical to building a stronger and more inclusive economy.…

Disability Sector Demands PM End NDIS Speculation

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 20th August 2015 -  Disability advocates are calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to confirm that the Government will deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme on time and in full, following…

800,000 Australians Unemployed

Lina Caneva, Monday, 10th August 2015 -  For the first time in 20 years there are more than 800,000 unemployed people in Australia, with five people looking for work for every vacancy available. The latest figures from the…

No Evidence Forced Waiting for Dole Will Work

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 6th August 2015 -  Officials from the Department of Social Services have admitted there is no international evidence that the Abbott Government’s controversial plan to make young people wait…

Funding Dilemma for Aussie Aid Agencies

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 16th July 2015 -  Australian humanitarian aid organisations affected by Government cutbacks are being forced to appeal to other foreign donor countries to carry on aid projects in Africa. A major…

Thousands of Renewable Energy Jobs at Risk

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 13th July 2015 -  A “war” on renewable energy by the Abbott Government could endanger thousands of jobs, according to the Opposition. Shadow Minister for Environment, Mark Butler,…

Asylum Seeker Workers to Ignore New Laws

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 2nd July 2015 -  A group of more than 40 former and current detention centre workers have written to the Abbott Government saying they will ignore controversial new secrecy laws. The Government’s…

Red Tape Cuts Heralded for Philanthropy

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th May 2015 -  The Abbott Government has vowed to cut red tape in an effort to boost philanthropy in Australia. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Social Services Minister Scott Morrison…

Shorten Reveals Jobs Plan

Lina Caneva, Monday, 18th May 2015 -  Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has unveiled his plan to boost employment in Australia, saying science, technology, engineering and maths will be the central jobs of the…
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