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Asylum seeker babies secretly moved to Christmas Island - by Sarah Whyte for The Age

Newborn babies and their families are being secretly moved in the dead of night to Christmas Island detention centre, which is widely... … more

You don't have to be "ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE" to be homeless

Lisa's story is a short YouTube published by Vinnies Victoria as part of their annual CEO sleepout, telling Lisa's story to highlight... … more

Presidents Address - 2014 ACOSS Conference - 'Standing up for what is right' - Francis Lynch

Community sector organisations have a tradition of Standing Up - although many voices are now muted by our fears and concerns about... … more

CHART: Australia's Elderly Are Among The Developed World's Poorest - Greg McKenna for Business Insider Australia

Australia has one of the worst rates of poverty in older people in the developed world. … more

Unemployed youth must apply for 40 jobs a month - article by Dan Harrison for The Sydney Morning Herald

Young job seekers forced to wait six months for unemployment benefits will be required to apply for 40 jobs a month, document their... … more

Refugee looks back on ordeal of seeking asylum and being detained in Nauru - Article by Guy Creighton for ABC News

An Asylum Seekers story … more

Increasing inequality brings high social cost: report

The land of the fair go is disappearing, argues former Liberal leader John Hewson, on the release of a new report on wealth inequality.... … more

WA charities and jobseekers set to bear budget brunt - Article by Rachel Siewert for WAtoday.com.au

Current estimates suggest up to 23,000 jobseekers on Newstart and Youth Allowance in WA aged under 30 could be face the prospect of six... … more

Rosalie Kunoth-Monks inspires with her Q&A speech: 'I am not the problem' - news.com.au

ACTOR and Aboriginal elder Rosalie Kunoth-Monks has launched a deeply moving defence of her traditional way of life stating "I am not the... … more

Perth aid worker describes life on assignment in Afghanistan for the Red Cross - by Emma Wynne for 720 ABC Perth

Home in Perth after 13 months working for the Red Cross in Afghanistan, Dorsa Nazemi-Salman describes life as a protection delegate in... … more

Congratulations to Sue Ash, CEO of UnitingCare West, on her Queens Birthday Honour Award.

Congratulations to Sue Ash, CEO of UnitingCare West, on her award of a Queen's Birthday Honour as an Officer of Australia. … more

'A eulogy to the NHS: What happened to the world my generation built?' - Harry Leslie Smith

In 1926, Harry Leslie Smith's sister died of TB in a workhouse infirmary, too poor for proper medical care. In 1948, the creation of the... … more

Welfare groups warn changes will spark jobless catastrophe - Article by Dan Harrison and Beau Donelly for the Sydney Morning Herald

Welfare groups warn changes will spark jobless catastrophe. More than half a million young people could need emergency assistance to pay... … more

It's time Parliament had a say on 'disgraceful' PNG solution - Article by Frank Brennan for eurekastreet

This cruel arrangement cannot be scrutinised by our courts and it has never been approved by our Parliament. In the name of democracy, in... … more

'The life and awful death of a Tamil asylum seeker in Australia' - article by Oliver Laughland for theguardian.

The life and awful death of a Tamil asylum seeker in Australia Leo Seemanpillai was a hardworking 29-year-old plagued by the... … more

'Asylum seekers - institutionalised cruelty, the banality of evil and immorality' - Article by John Menadue

The recent statement by the Australian Catholic Bishops on asylum seekers says 'The current policy has about it a cruelty that does no... … more

'Welfare cuts may leave 500,000 young people in need of emergency aid: Department of Social Services' - by Naomi Woodley, political reporter for ABC news

Welfare cuts may leave 500,000 young people in need of emergency aid: Department of Social Services … more

Heart for the Homeless - 'Help the homeless when you move' - Article by Venessa Paech for realestate.com.au

Heart for the Homeless - 'Help the homeless when you move' … more

Fair Work Commission awards wage rise, but says inequality increasing. (Article by Ewin Hannan for The Australian)

Fair Work Commission awards wage rise, but says inequality increasing. … more

National Indigenous Health Plan to Focus on Outcomes

In a welcome media release, Senator THe Hon Fiona Nash has announced that that an implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and... … more

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