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New Disability Action Plan launched

THE Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Disability Action Plan 2015-2018 was recently launched in Melbourne. Disability Inclusion Minister for the synod’s Commission for Mission Rev (Deacon) Andy Calder said the plan has been designed to help UnitingCare agencies, congregations, schools … Continue reading

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New UnitingCare research confirms funding for asylum seeker services is inadequate

Recent research conducted by UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania Unit (UCVT) identified asylum seekers living in the community as a major community group at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation.    The report provides in particular a summary of the emergency … Continue reading

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Send progressive ideas to Canberra

‘Progressive thinkers present big ideas for Australia’s future beyond the 2013 election. The Centre for Policy Development’s 2013 book, Pushing Our Luck, puts forward compelling, plain-English solutions to the problems and opportunities awaiting Australia’s next government. The book presents big ideas … Continue reading

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‘A better offer for young people symposium’ – 22 June 2012

If you are involved in youth services and engaged with young people, then the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) encourages you to attend a joint Symposium of the BSL and the University of Melbourne. “With the global economic downturn, persistent … Continue reading

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Are you passionate about policy and research?

If so, take a last look back into the past year. The ten most viewed research reports on Australian Policy Online in 2011 (based on number of page views) were: 1. Closing the gap – Prime Minister’s report 2011; 2. … Continue reading

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