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Inquiry calls for royal commission into widespread institutional abuse of people with disability — Posted November 26, 2015 09:00:40 There is widespread violence and abuse of people with a disability in institutional and residential settings, a Senate report has found. After inquiry hearings across the country the report made 30 recommendations, including a call for sweeping changes to the regulation of disability workers and the way abuse is reported.
Nov 25, 2015

RT @abcnews: Calls for royal commission into widespread institutional abuse of people with disabilities, @NormanHermant reports

National Disability Awards: Meet three finalists improving the lives of people with disabilities — Posted November 25, 2015 09:07:35 The tireless efforts of advocates who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of people with disabilities will be recognised at the National Disability Awards tonight in Canberra.

Dignity of Risk: Elderly should be allowed to do 'risky' activities to improve lifestyle, professor says — Updated November 22, 2015 07:03:42 A Melbourne professor is pushing a new approach to aged care, hoping to spark a discussion about how simple, yet risky activities can enrich the lives of those in their senior years.
Nov 21, 2015

RT @abcnewsMelb: Dignity of Risk: Elderly should be allowed to do 'risky' activities to improve lifestyle

Queensland to introduce no-fault CTP liability in line with other Australian states — Posted November 11, 2015 01:01:42 The Queensland Government is moving to a no-fault scheme for vehicle liability insurance, ending a longstanding national divide on compulsory third party (CTP) coverage. The State Government will announce today it plans to introduce the change from July 1, 2016.

Wake up Rosie smartphone app aims to help girls navigate the internet 'junkyard' — Posted November 04, 2015 07:05:16 Young women are now twice as likely as young men to develop mental illness, according to new research. And those who work to help girls navigate the pitfalls of growing up say the internet and social media are not helping.

Canadian election: How Justin Trudeau stunned the nation — Posted October 21, 2015 08:27:50 It is almost impossible to underestimate the scale of the political comeback Canada's Liberals have just completed in delivering the prime ministership to Justin Trudeau. So how did it happen? Norman Hermant writes. There are two key points for Australians to understand before dissecting the surprising results of Canada's general election.

In quotes: Life on the margins — Stephen Kolasa has been in and out of psychiatric care since he was 17. Like many other Australians with mental health issues, he believes the system has let him down.

In-home care recipients complain packages 'being fleeced' by not-for-profit providers charging high fees — Posted September 29, 2015 15:44:22 Seniors receiving government-funded in-home care have complained their packages are "being fleeced" by not-for-profit providers who charge expensive administration and case management fees. In some cases fees take up anywhere from a third to nearly half the value of the care packages.
Sep 29, 2015

RT @lynlinking: In-home care recipients claim packages 'being fleeced' by high fees… via @ABCNews

Fathers spending more time with children but still far from equal to mothers, report finds — Updated September 05, 2015 00:20:09 Fathers are spending more quality time with their children, but there is still a long way to go before they are equal partners in parenting, a report from Save the Children has found.
Sep 04, 2015

Fathers still far from equal partners in parenting, report finds… via @ABCNews

Sep 04, 2015

RT @sclark_melbs: Australian fathers spending more time with their kids. Read this as I fed my daughter breakfast.… by @NormanHermant

Sep 04, 2015

Breaking News Fathers still far from equal partners in parenting, report finds

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.
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Nov 26, 2015

RT @JakeSturmer: In hot water: the unfolding coral bleaching that's hitting reefs around the world & maybe our #GBR…

Nov 26, 2015

1st a call to end draws...and now playing a test match at - night! Where will #cricket madness end @sclark_melbs?

Nov 26, 2015

@pennytimms @amworldtodaypm Thanksgiving is the best - as long as it's the REAL Canadian version.

Nov 24, 2015

RT @MarkDoman: Meet 3 National Disability Award finalists improving the lives of people with disabilities

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