Operation Sovereign Borders: The First Six Months
On September 18, 2013, just 11 days after securing victory in the federal election, the new Coalition Government implemented one of the key policies of its election campaign, Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB).
NFP Govt Funding Certainty Survey
Not for Profit peak body organisations have launched an urgent sector survey to investigate the impact of the current uncertainty surrounding Commonwealth funding.
You don't have to be a communist to stand up for the poor
John Falzon, Eureka Street
Helder Camara, the Archbishop of Recife in Brazil, famously said: 'When I give bread to the poor I am called a saint, but when I ask why they have no bread I am called a communist.'
Victoria spends the least of all state and territories on public housing
Henrietta Cook, The Age
Spending on social housing in Victoria fell by almost half, or $247 million, last financial year, as 34,000 vulnerable people languished on the state's public housing waiting list.
Why feminists should support childcare deregulation
Trisha Jha, The Drum
We can't keep hoping that higher subsidies will cancel out the rising cost of childcare red tape - that's why we should support deregulation in the name of gender equity,
What we did to victim was unchristian: Pell
Dan Box, The Australian
Cardinal George Pell fought a child sex-abuse victim through the courts in order to encourage other victims to "think clearly" about suing the Catholic Church, a royal commission has heard.
Taking on modern slavery and the challenge of making it history
Deidre Coleman, The Conversation
In the late 18th century, a small band of British Quakers and other humanitarian-minded folk began to build the case against the slave trade. Britain’s supremacy in maritime power and technology meant that it led the world in the transatlantic trade in African “cargo”, having overtaken Portuguese, Spanish and French competitors.