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Not as simple as it sounds: The Welfare Review in pictures

26 February 2015 – The Welfare Review Report released yesterday outlines the biggest reform to Australia's social security system proposed in decades. In this post, Peter Davidson outlines what the changes mean and where the gaps will lie.


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Family violence royal commission a unique opportunity for change

23 February 2015 – The commencement of the Royal Commission and the increased support for organisations to be able to cope with increased demand is welcome news, yet it remains uncertain exactly how the commission process will work and how the extra funding will be allocated.


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Disadvantaged children need early childhood education and care

20 February 2015 – Today’s Productivity Commission report on Childcare and Early Learning contains positive recommendations about increasing access to early childhood education for children at risk of abuse and neglect.


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Stronger protections for energy customers a must

18 February 2015 – A review of the hardship practices of energy companies announced by the Andrews Government today will be an important opportunity to improve protections for Victorians who are struggling to meet spiralling electricity and gas costs.


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Auditor-General reveals impact of school costs for families

13 February 2015 – This week the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) tabled a much anticipated audit into Additional School Costs for Families. Its objective was to assess whether the Department of Education and Training (DET) and government schools are managing parent education costs […]

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