Disability in Australia is an ‘iceberg’ issue

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children's Services, Bill Shorten.  Image: Eddie Misic.   By Angela Dorizas  Governments at all levels should be doing more to improve disability services in Australia. That was the message from Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services, Bill Shorten, in his address to the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) national […]

National strategy to overcome social exclusion

By Angela Dorizas The Federal Government has launched its national statement on Social inclusion in Australia: How Australia is faring. Chair of the Board, Patricia Faulkner, presented findings of the report at the Social Inclusion Conference. The report found that 5 per cent of Australians aged 15 years and over experience three or more types of disadvantage […]

Call for councils to play greater role in anti-poverty campaign

By Angela Dorizas Local government should play a much greater role in anti-poverty initiatives and the provision of affordable housing, according to the organiser of Anti-Poverty Week. National chair of Anti-Poverty Week and director of the University of New South Wales’ Social Justice Project, Professor Julian Disney, said he would like to see councils and shires […]

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