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September 12, 2019

Record number of people with a disability being forced onto Newstart

PHOTO: Mandy Hunwick, who lives with MS, fought Centrelink for 17 months until she was approved for the DSP. (ABC News: Curtis Rodda) Mandy Hunwick used to love […]
September 12, 2019

R U OK co-founder Graeme Cowan shares his suicide note to help others

R U OK co-founder Graeme Cowan has been overwhelmed with support and messages of solidarity after sharing a suicide note he wrote in the depths of […]
August 31, 2019

House-sitting on the rise for older people in financial stress or on verge of homelessness

Five years ago Sue Prince had a Christmas she would rather forget — her mother had just died and her house had been repossessed by the […]
August 19, 2019

Special Commission into ice hears that a lack of detox beds is holding up rehab in regional areas

A special commission of inquiry into the drug ice has heard that a lack of detox beds in large regional centres is preventing people from getting […]
August 8, 2019

Homelessness ‘duty to assist’ law could force government to help those in crisis

Australian authorities are being urged to consider a new “duty to assist” law that would force governments to help homeless people find accommodation, amid warnings homelessness […]
July 30, 2019

Mortgage arrears catching a growing number of Australian borrowers despite low interest rates

Les Ladki thought he’d found his very own slice of paradise when he bought his house in a quiet suburb in Sydney’s north in 2001: a […]
July 18, 2019

Young people ‘rot away’ in aged care, three years after NDIS launched

Sarah Brady was a 39-year-old woman who could walk, talk and eat solid food when she was put into a nursing home to share a room […]
July 10, 2019

Australians like me are ending up in jail and your tax cut won’t help

I robbed my first house at the age of seven. I dealt drugs, my brother was in and out of court, my father was imprisoned briefly […]
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