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Social impact bonds: Investor-funded community programs could balance Government's budget — Posted September 02, 2015 15:47:27 Investors could hold the key to addressing some of Australia's most challenging social problems through funding community programs. A new kind of funding model that has had success in New South Wales is being taken up around the country.

Impact Giving: Pop-up philanthropy shop aims to change the way Australians engage with charities — Posted August 29, 2015 13:07:10 Five charities have come together to launch what is billed as a world-first - a "pop-up" philanthropy shop where potential donors can learn about the charities on their own time. The shop, Impact Giving, has opened as part of a 10-week trial in the main retail strip of the rapidly gentrifying suburb of Northcote, in Melbourne.

Inside Russia's Troll Factory: Controlling debate and stifling dissent in internet forums and social media — Posted August 12, 2015 17:27:00 Inside an anonymous building in St Petersburg, the Kremlin commands a workforce of hundreds that patrol the internet as trolls - assuming false identities online. Their task is to control debate and stifle dissent in forums and on social media.
Aug 12, 2015

RT @abcnews: Inside Russia's Troll Factory: Controlling debate and stifling dissent in internet forums and social media

Aug 12, 2015

Inside Russia's Troll Factory: Controlling debate, stifling dissent in forums and social m...

Sweeping changes to Consumer Directed Care brings confusion, surprise fees and few calls for help — Posted August 08, 2015 10:53:20 A national hotline set up to handle complaints about the transition to Consumer Directed Care (CDC) has taken only 115 calls and resolved 51 cases from the estimated 66,000 people moved onto CDC packages on July 1.

MH17 anniversary: Russians feel pinch of trade sanctions, continue support for Kremlin one year on — Posted July 12, 2015 21:34:20 It has been nearly a year since relations between the West and Russia plunged to a new post-Cold War low. After Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, suspicion quickly fell on pro-Russian rebels as the culprits.

Numbers of competitive female high school science students soars — Posted June 15, 2015 15:02:09 Nearly half of the teams competing in this year's International Science Olympiads will be made up of girls - the largest percentage by far since Australia started taking part in the event. This year eight of the 17 students representing Australia in the UNESCO-sanctioned International Science Olympiads in Denmark next month will be girls.

Child neglect cases across Australia increase; services failing to support at-risk children — Updated June 06, 2015 05:17:06 Rates of child neglect and emotional abuse are on the rise across Australia but the problem is being largely ignored, child protection groups have warned.

It doesn't take much to find Australia's racial divide on Facebook — Posted June 05, 2015 15:31:18 When the ABC posts stories about Indigenous justice on Facebook, the flood gates open. It would appear these racially charged and hostile opinions are not marginal in Australia, writes Norman Hermant. Earlier this week, I filed a number of stories about Amnesty International's release of a report critical of the rate of Indigenous youth detention in Australia.

Indigenous youths 24 times more likely to be in detention, Amnesty International report finds — Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are 24 times more likely than non-Indigenous youth to be in detention, and make up 59 per cent of young prisoners, an Amnesty International report finds.

Disability advocates call for Senator Mitch Fifield to be 'more forthcoming' over NDIS funding — Posted May 28, 2015 12:07:11 Disability advocates' concerns grow as another federal budget passes without specific details about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be paid for when it is rolled out in full. Looking at NDIS funding can be misleading.
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@Paul_Karp Also, my impartial inquiry into a pay rise for me, adjudicated by me, has determined that I should get more $$ and more time off

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@cityofsydney Very impressive. Communal metal table such a nice addition. Are there future plans to integrate into D Hrbr beyond Powerhouse?

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