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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…

Homelessness Peak Prepares to Close its Doors

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 15th December 2015 -  The national peak body for homelessness services, Homelessness Australia, is preparing to close its headquarters after the Federal Government stopped its funding for 2016. The…

Govt to Review Human Services in Response to Competition Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th November 2015 -  The Federal Government, in response to the Harper Competition Policy Review, will commission a Productivity Commission inquiry into human services to look at reforms around the…

Concealed Budget Cuts ‘Killing’ Australia’s Health Sector

Lina Caneva, Friday, 13th November 2015 -  A coalition of over 20 peak and non-government organisations from the health and community sectors has called on the Federal Government to scrap plans to cut nearly $800 million in…
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