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Mother’s Day Budget Surprise

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 11th May 2015 -  It was intended as a Mother’s Day gift to the tune of $3.5 billion, but the Abbott Government’s showcase childcare package has been slammed for “stealing”…

Young Carers Given Funding Boost

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 31st March 2015 -  The Abbott Government will provide 150 extra scholarships for young carers in an attempt to get them back into school. After completing the final leg of the 500km Pollie Pedal, an event…

Young and Old in Employment Trap

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 30th March 2015 -  The Abbott Government must deliver on its promise to create an effective and sustainable jobs plan for all Australians, according to the National Welfare Rights Network. President…

Federal Budget Looking Grim For Young Jobseekers

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 23rd March 2015 -  Australia’s peak welfare body has called on the Federal Opposition and crossbenchers to vote against Abbott Government proposals it says will deprive young people of any…

Australia Breached Torture Conventions

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 10th March 2015 -  The Abbott Government has been urged to accept the legitimacy of a United Nations report which found that Australia has violated the Convention Against Torture. The United Nations…

Co-Payment Change Welcome But Sting Still in The Tail – NFPs

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 4th March 2015 -  A grouping of key community, consumer and health groups have welcomed the scrapping of the Medicare co-payment by the Government but warn the issue of increased fees is not over yet.…

Business Suffering From Abbott Leadership Rumours

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 2nd March 2015 -  Speculation about whether or not Prime Minister Tony Abbott would face a leadership coup is damaging Australia’s economy and having a negative effect on business confidence,…

Australian Leaders Slam Abbott, Defend Gillian Triggs

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 20th February 2015 -  A chorus of some of Australia’s most respected intellectuals have written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott in support of Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs. Former…

800,000 Aussies Looking for Work

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 16th February 2015 -  They were elected on a platform of creating more jobs but the Abbott Government is now facing the highest unemployment rate since 2002. Figures released recently by the Australian…

Indigenous Employment Going Backwards

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 16th February 2015 -  The Abbott Government’s record on tackling Indigenous unemployment has been called disappointing but unsurprising. The President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions,…

Abbott Dumps Paid Parental Leave Scheme

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 -  In a speech that came at a critical point in his leadership, Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the National Press Club in Canberra that he would scrap the Federal Government's paid…

Tony Abbott Appoints Rosie Batty to Government Panel

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 29th January 2015 -  Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has been appointed by Tony Abbott to a panel that will address the problem of violence against women at a national level. Batty and retiring Victorian…
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