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News November 09, 2019
Mental health cost of welfare
A wide-ranging review of Australian mental health has pointed to the welfare system, particularly the troubled jobactive program, as a key driver in the crisis.
News October 26, 2019
The fight to save Victoria’s last forests
A report that recommends turning forested areas of central west Victoria into national parks has been met with silence by the Andrews government, prompting fears of a return to logging.
News November 02, 2019
Outsourcing to hit ‘dysfunctional’ aged-care system
While the aged-care royal commission’s interim report highlights the need for reform, experts warn the government’s plans to outsource health assessments may only add to the crisis.
News October 19, 2019
Chemical restraint in aged care
While aiming to reduce sedative use in aged-care facilities, new government regulations may have the opposite effect, putting elderly residents at risk of dangerous – and potentially fatal – side effects.
News October 12, 2019
Exclusive: 500 children forfeited to state in NDIS standoff
New figures reveal the human toll of a five-year NDIS funding fight, with hundreds of families pushed to relinquish their children into state care.
News October 05, 2019
Exclusive: Aged-care sector at risk of collapse
Funding cuts made when Scott Morrison was treasurer have left parts of the aged-care sector on the brink of insolvency, propped up by a government bailout.
News September 28, 2019
The week Australia failed on climate change
While Scott Morrison toured Trump’s America, the world’s top climate scientists fought it out over their latest warning of the coming disaster.
News September 21, 2019
Exclusive: Key NDIS emails held on private bank server
As a royal commission begins on the disability sector, correspondence reveals NDIA chair Helen Nugent has used an email account owned by Macquarie Bank to direct the $22 billion agency.
News September 14, 2019
Newstart: the human cost of Morrison’s plan
With an expansion of the welfare crackdown signalled this week in parliament, experts warn the government’s measures will lead to collateral damage.
News August 24, 2019
How the prime minister got middle Australia wrong
In a major speech this week, the prime minister warned the public service that it is losing the trust of middle Australia. But data suggests the ‘quiet Australians’ are losing faith with their politicians.