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Greens To Support Environmental Advocacy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th June 2016 -  The Australian Greens Party has launched its environment policy announcing a $2.6 billion plan to include a new independent watchdog and a commitment to stop any future government

Greens to Disallow Cashless Welfare Card

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th January 2016 - 
The Australian Greens will move to stop the introduction of the cashless welfare card trial set for Ceduna in South Australia, when Parliament returns next week. Greens spokesperson


Changes to Psychiatric Confinement Payments ‘Insidious’

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 -  A Federal Government move to take welfare payments off people undergoing psychiatric confinement but not convicted of a crime will have a dramatic impact on the lives of people with

Migration Amendment ‘Stacks the Odds’ Against Vulnerable

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 26th March 2015 -  The Refugee Council of Australia claims the passing of the Migration Amendment Bill 2014 will further stack the odds against vulnerable people seeking Australia’s…

UPDATE: Government Funding Delayed After Avalanche of Applications

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  The Federal Government has been forced to extend the current funding arrangements for more than 5000 welfare charities for up to four months as it tries to respond to an “avalanche”…

Opposition Parties Respond to NFP Sector Survey

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 4th September 2014 -  The major Federal Opposition parties have responded to Pro Bono Australia’s State of the Not for Profit Sector survey saying the Abbott Government must heed the words of the…

Andrews Backs Out of Right Wing Family Conference

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th August 2014 -  Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has pulled out of the opening ceremony of the controversial World Congress of Families conference in Melbourne tomorrow. Andrews released…

Former Politician Donates to Housing NFP

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th August 2014 -  A community activist concerned about Sydney’s housing affordability crisis has gifted a significant donation to community housing provider Bridge Housing. The Not for…

Disability Payment Bill Report Divided

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th August 2014 -  A Senate Committee report into the controversial payment assessment tool for people with disability has delivered a divided verdict, with both the Labor and Greens parties providing…

Disability Groups Protest Payment Scheme Bill

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th August 2014 -  Four national peak disability groups have joined forces with disability advocates calling on politicians from all parties to vote against a Bill set to extinguish the legal rights…

Budget Knocks Confidence – NFPs

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th May 2014 -  Not for Profit sector confidence remains low despite some positive Federal Budget measures, according to the Community Council for Australia.
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