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Advocates for the Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network have won key amendments to Commonwealth legislation to give victim-survivors a voice in the national response to modern slavery.
Australia’s most prominent anti-gambling advocate is disappointed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has not announced a betting crackdown before the Dunkley byelection to honour the legacy of the seat’s former MP, Peta Murphy. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Scott Morrison has urged Australians to reconnect with the Judaeo-Christian values that underpin the country’s successful representative democracy, warning the nation risked a loss of identity in the face of authoritarian challenges to Western civilisation. Source: The Australian.
Tax deductions for donations to school building funds are set to stay in place after a backlash from Catholic and independent schools. Source: The Australian.
Coalition and Greens senators have combined to accuse Labor of secrecy over its plans to reduce the cost of the $42 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme, saying parents fear their children will be kicked off the scheme. Source: The Age.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says his Government remains committed to truth-telling and treaty, but has cautioned Labor will take time to ensure the national response strikes the right balance. Source: The Age.
Independent MP Kate Chaney is calling on the federal Parliament to back her push to overturn a ban on telehealth consultations for people wanting to access voluntary euthanasia services. Source: ABC News.
Workers in the care economy will significantly benefit from Labor’s redesigned stage three income tax cuts, with more than 97 per cent of aged and disability carers, childcare workers and nurses receiving a bigger tax cut than under the original plan. Source: The Australian.