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Supporting people with disability into work

Feb. 16, 2012, 1:36 p.m.

The Federal Government has introduced further reforms to the Disability Support Pension (DPS) allowing people with disabilities to work twice as many hours.


Wage Connect transforms over 1000 lives

Feb. 16, 2012, 11:37 a.m.

In a little over one month, the Government’s new Wage Connect Subsidy has already seen more than 1000 long term unemployed Australians find work.


Disability plan stalls over cost demands

Feb. 13, 2012, 3:26 p.m.

Progress towards a no-fault national disability insurance scheme has stalled amid a standoff between the Gillard government and two state Coalition governments over whether start-up funding will be allocated in the May federal budget.


Men at work... beyondblue launches interactive online program

Feb. 9, 2012, 4:58 p.m.

In order to reach out to men in the workplace, with funding from the Federal Government, beyondblue has developed a new free online interactive awareness program about signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety.


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.


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