Increasing Newstart benefits would reduce inequality across the country

Lifting the rate of unemployment benefits would bring down poverty levels and reduce inequality in Australia, according to new modelling by the University of Canberra.

New figures from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) show a $75 weekly increase in the Newstart allowance would have the greatest impact on people between the ages of 25 and 36, who stand to gain $304 a year.

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Berejiklian’s cabinet reflects the direction of her new government

Gladys Berejiklian has been described as the “great hope of the progressive Liberals” and the direction of her new government reflects this. She wants a focus on compassion and empathy.

In announcing her new cabinet line-up, Berejiklian singled out several issues that are clearly top of mind for her and indicate a re-positioning for her government on social issues.  Read the Article>

Headspace Newcastle to receive and extra $1.7 million in funding to help young people at risk of suicide or self harm

HEADSPACE Newcastle will receive an extra $1.7 million in funding to help young people at risk of suicide or self harm to address the “growing demand” and “waiting times” for its services.
NSW Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos is expected to officially announce the funding at headspace Newcastle on Wednesday morning.

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FUNDING: Youth Off the Streets Scholarship

3 weeks to go! Closing date extended to 19 April. Apply Now!

Help a young person you know follow their dreams with a $6,000 scholarship!

Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for young people who are facing many different challenges. They provide a range of services to support these young people as they work to improve their lives and have a brighter future.

Nominations must be made by the young person themselves; however assistance in completing the nomination is encouraged and is your opportunity to help a young person follow their dreams.

Please visit their website  for further information, read the Nomination Guidelines & Conditions and complete a 2019 National Scholarship Program Nomination Form.

Nominations close on Friday, 19 April 2019 at 4:00pm.

For further information please contact the scholarships team at or phone (02) 9330 3537.

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