Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

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.

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.
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Sep 23, 2015

#OH&S watch, episode #123. FIVE flouro vests manage the unloading of a fork lift @artscentremelb. Keeping us safe!

Sep 22, 2015

2/2 @Transdev_Melb #220 drivers refuse to stop as indicted on #Essex. Are they just mean, incompetent, or both? @ptua

Sep 22, 2015

I've tried to be nice @Transdev_Melb. Your drivers are still blowing by the 2nd checked stop on #Essex detour 1/2

Sep 20, 2015

@GussyFowler1 Hi Angus. Drop me a line at - happy to help.

Sep 18, 2015

@MelbourneWater No need to apologise at all. I was just impressed your crew was still hard at work at 6.15, that's all.

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