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Labor Set to Kill Off Plebiscite Legislation

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 11th October 2016 -  The opposition is set to vote against the government’s controversial marriage equality plebiscite bill in parliament on Tuesday, claiming proposed amendments to the Marriage

Questions of Equality Dominate New Parliament

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Welfare payments, discrimination laws and same-sex marriage are set to feature on the agenda of Australia’s 45th parliament. MPs and Senators were sworn in on Tuesday morning,

Labor Holds Sway as Crossbenchers Oppose Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Crossbenchers are lining up to block the same-sex marriage plebiscite with Labor yet to reveal how it will vote. South Australian independent Senator Nick Xenophon announced on

Labor Creates New Shadow Ministry for Charities

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 25th July 2016 -  Andrew Leigh has been appointed to the newly created position of shadow minister for charities and Not for Profits as part of Labor leader Bill Shorten’s front bench shakeup. Leigh

Aly Becomes First Female Muslim MP

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th July 2016 -  The founder of a Not for Profit committed to addressing violent extremism in Australia is set to make history by becoming the first Muslim woman to be elected to federal Parliament.

NFP Says Minority Government Could Be Good

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th July 2016 -  Not for Profit Anglicare Australia has argued that minority government could be a good thing. The peak social advocacy organisation argued on Tuesday that the political parties

Little Difference Between Labor and the Coalition’s Jobs Programs for Young People

Phil Lewis, Monday, 27th June 2016 -  When comparing the Coalition’s Youth Jobs PaTH internship scheme and Labor’s Working Futures scheme, professor of economics at the University of Canberra, Phil Lewis, finds

Labor Promises Co-ops Level Playing Field

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 21st June 2016 -  Labor has committed to levelling the playing field for member-owned cooperatives and mutuals if elected, with the announcement welcomed by the peak body for the sector.   On

NFP Sector Responds to Labor’s Pledge on Future Funding

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th June 2016 -  The Labor Party’s election promises to scrap the Coalition’s community grants program and to forge a closer relationship with the Not for Profit sector have been welcomed by

Labor Pledge on NFP Future Funding Arrangements

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th June 2016 -  An elected federal Labor government would scrap the Coalition’s community grants program in a bid to reset the Commonwealth’s relationship with the Not for Profit sector, according

ALP Inequality Agenda A New Start for Unemployed – NFP

Lina Caneva, Monday, 21st March 2016 -  The Welfare Rights Centre NSW says the Labor Party’s new social policy framework is a positive blueprint that could help to reduce inequality and poverty in Australia. The Labor

Early NFP Support for Labor Agenda on Inequality

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th March 2016 -  The Federal Labor party has released an agenda for tackling inequality in Australia including a push for full employment and the policy has already garnered some Not for Profit support.
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