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AFL Offers Traineeships to Help Young Muslims

Wendy Williams, Monday, 15th August 2016 -  Australia’s largest Not for Profit, the AFL, is offering 10 traineeships to help assist Muslim young people make the step into employment. The positions, worth around $34,000 a year,…

Government “Disingenuous” over Community Legal Funding

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th April 2016 -  The Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria) has described the federal government’s claim of a new five-year funding arrangement as “disingenuous” and the sector still

Problem Gambling Needs Budget Support

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) has released a report on the impact of gambling addiction and called on the federal government to include funding for specialist financial

Ad Campaign to Break Cycle of Family Violence

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 20th April 2016 -  A $30 million federal government campaign designed to help break the cycle of violence against women and their children will begin on Sunday. The campaign, called Stop it at the Start

Older and Casual Workers at Risk of Redundancies – OECD

Eisha Gupta , Monday, 18th April 2016 -  A new report has found that older Australians and casual workers of all ages have a higher likelihood of being laid-off, and struggle to find new jobs. The report by the Organisation

Tax Breaks For Social Impact Bonds

Russell Nelson, Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 -  Should the Federal Government consider giving investors in Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) a tax incentive (concession) on the Return on Investment dividend, asks Russell Nelson, Chief

Government to Restore Disability Commissioner

Lina Caneva, Monday, 21st March 2016 -  The Turnbull Government has moved to restore the position of Disability Discrimination Commissioner after two years of controversy surrounding the post. The Attorney General’s

Outcry Over Loss of Govt Domestic Violence Leave

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 9th March 2016 -  Community groups have condemned the decision to strip domestic violence leave from Commonwealth public servants’ workplace agreements. The Canberra Times reported on Tuesday

Funding Extension for Disability Advocacy

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th March 2016 -  The Federal Government has extended existing grants worth $16.7 million to disability advocacy agencies. The Assistant Minister for Disability Service Jane Prentice said 58 agencies…

Government Youth Job Initiatives Announced

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th March 2016 -  The Federal Government has announced the first organisations to deliver the new Empowering YOUth Initiatives, which will provide a range of innovative ways to help vulnerable…

Funding for Parent Employment Programs

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th January 2016 -  The Federal Government is calling for organisations to apply for funding under a new projects-based program, ParentsNext, and put forward ideas on how to ensure parents do not fall…

Aged Care Sector Hits Back Over False Claim Allegations

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th December 2015 -  The aged care sector has taken the Federal Government to task over claims that service providers were making false funding claims resulting in some media reports alleging that they…
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