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Helping hand for volunteers

Feb. 9, 2012, 2:42 p.m.

Safe Work Australia has launched a new volunteer assistance package aimed at assisting volunteers and volunteer organisations affected by the new work health and safety (WHS) laws.


Warnings on NFP Governance Reforms

Feb. 2, 2012, 1:56 p.m.

Specialist Not for Profit legal service, PilchConnect, says it has serious and fundamental concerns over suggestions raised in the Federal Government’s Not for Profit Governance Paper and wants any changes to governance arrangements deferred.


Job search experience, Australia - ABS publication released

Feb. 2, 2012, 12:53 p.m.

This publication presents information about the experiences of unemployed people in seeking work, in terms of the steps they have taken to find work and the difficulties they have encountered in finding work.


Disability funding is no indulgence, Mr Abbott - Opinion

Feb. 2, 2012, 11:50 a.m.

In a speech yesterday at the National Press Club, Tony Abbott outlined a plan for the nation if he is to land top job. He wants the budget to be in "strong surplus", and until that happens there's a whole lot of stuff that's going to have to wait.


Abbott: Surplus before aspirational goals

Feb. 2, 2012, 11:26 a.m.

Tony Abbott described a national disability insurance scheme and Medicare funding for dental services as worthwhile aspirations, but he said neither could be implemented before there's a strong budget surplus.


US Professor does not let cerebral palsy keep her from teaching online

Jan. 31, 2012, 2:33 p.m.

Yvonne Singer always accepted her severe case of cerebral palsy, and forged forward to earn three degrees, teach an online course in the US and inspire the students who have come to admire her for embracing a lifelong challenge despite the naysayers.

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Jobs project for people with disability treads new ground

Jan. 24, 2012, 4:33 p.m.

As the momentum for a national disability insurance scheme slowly builds, one young woman not content to wait is embarking on a bold venture to give Australians with disability a better chance at employment.


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