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Pensions Haven’t Escaped the Budget Glare

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 11th June 2014 -  The Federal Government’s approach and ideology to income support is at odds with the spirit in which the system first began more than a century ago, writes Australian Greens Senator

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…

More Older Aussies Seek Newstart

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th May 2014 -  More jobless Australians in their 50s and 60s are seeking the Newstart allowance, new figures out of the Department of Human Services have shown. According to the figures, sought…

Greens Stop ‘Grab-Bag of Social Sector Cuts’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th December 2013 -  Plans by the Federal Coalition Government to push significant changes on Social Services legislation through the Senate without scrutiny have been stopped by the Australian Greens,…

Opinion

ACNC Repeal Needs Consultation

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd December 2013 -  Those supporting the Federal Coalition’s plan to abolish the national regulator, the ACNC, should be careful about what they wish for, writes Australian Greens Senator Rachel

Government Defunds NFP Drug Council

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 26th November 2013 -  Funding for the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) – the  national peak body representing organisations and workers in the sector- has…

Andrews to Look at Review Welfare Payments

Staff Reporter, Friday, 27th September 2013 -  The Coalition Government is considering a review of all welfare payments, including income-support payments for single parents, according to reports. The Australian has reported…

Majority Support for Voluntary Euthanasia

Staff Reporter, Monday, 19th November 2012 -  The overwhelming majority of Australians support voluntary euthanasia, according to new research presented at a Dying with Dignity Forum in Sydney. The national survey by The Australia…

Greens Amendments Seal ACNC Fate

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st November 2012 -  The Australian Greens amendments to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Bill (ACNC) which passed through both Houses of Federal Parliament have sealed the…

Sector Reaffirms Support for ACNC

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 13th September 2012 -  The peak body for Australia's community welfare sector, ACOSS, and the National Roundtable of Nonprofit Organisations have reaffirmed their support for the establishment…

Senator to Live on the Dole for a Week

Staff Reporter, Friday, 13th April 2012 - 
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert announces she will live on $17 a day for a week. Photo: supplied. Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert is trying to live on just $17 a day for a week,…

New Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Established

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd March 2012 -  Flickr image: Some rights reserved by riacale Federal Parliament has established a Joint Committee on Human Rights and the Not for Profit sector is urging the…
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