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Govt Cuts Shutdown Disability Advocacy – Innes

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th August 2014 -  The Federal Government is effectively trying to shut down an advocacy voice in the disability sector through funding cuts, says former Disability Discrimination Commissioner…

Youth Unemployment on Y20 Summit Agenda

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th July 2014 -  Rising levels of youth unemployment will be the key issue to be addressed at this year’s Y20 Youth Summit in Sydney. The four-day summit, which closes on July 15, will include…

Greens to Move on Inquiry into Inequality

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th June 2014 -  The Australian Greens will move for a Senate Inquiry into Inequality in Australia, as criticism grows on the Federal Budget and its targets on Australians living on welfare. According…

Hockey Defends ‘Remedial’ Budget to Not for Profits

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st May 2014 -  Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has been forced to defend his Federal Budget to the Not for Profit sector, saying that while the Coalition’s Budget may seem tough, society’s…

National Rental Affordability Scheme Dropped

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th May 2014 -  The Federal Government announced in the Federal Budget that it would not proceed with the final round of the National Rental Affordability Scheme. Social Services Minister Kevin…

Mixed Bag for Science

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th May 2014 -  The Australian Academy of Science says the Federal Budget is mixed for science; investing in some areas while pulling funding from others. “While the new Medical Research…

Mixed Response from Aged Care Sector

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th May 2014 -  Aged care groups have had a mixed response to the Federal Budget, with the spotlight cast on everyday living expenses for older Australians and the redirection of funds to support…

Welfare Carries Budget Burden

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th May 2014 -  Welfare bodies nationally claim that those being asked to carry the greatest burden from the Federal Budget spending cuts are those who can least afford it. Representatives from…

Federal Budget Ends ‘Days of Borrow and Spend’ – Treasurer

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th May 2014 -  The Federal Government says its 2014-15 Budget will deliver savings of more than $36 billion with major funding changes to jobs, health, education, welfare, foreign aid and the slashing…

First Steps for Natural Disaster Funding Inquiry

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 29th April 2014 -  The terms of reference for a Productivity Commission inquiry into natural disaster funding arrangements has been released. According to the Federal Government, the inquiry will…

Poll Shows Opposition to Raising Pension Age

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th April 2014 -  More than 70 per cent of Australians are against raising the pension age to 70, results from a new poll have revealed. The Essential Research Poll showed that 71 per cent of respondents…

Feds Plan Inquiry into Disaster Funding

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 7th January 2014 -  The Federal Government is set to establish a Productivity Commission Inquiry into national disaster funding arrangements. As part of the Government’s plan, Treasurer Joe…
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