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Modern Slavery Politics

ACAN advocacy wins bipartisan support for slavery survivors 

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.

Gambling Politics

Australia should have ‘Murphy’s law’ gambling ad ban by now: Costello

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.

Cost Of Living Politics

Labor’s reworked stage 3 tax cuts pass Senate

The Albanese Government’s reworked stage 3 tax cuts passed the Senate yesterday, giving every working Australian a reduced tax bill as politicians look for solutions to the cost-of-living crisis. Source:


Morrison urges Australians to reconnect with Judaeo-Christian values

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.

Education Politics

Government hoses down push to axe tax breaks for private school donations

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. 

Disability Politics

NDIS savings plan kept secret as parents fear children will lose funding

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.

First Nations Politics

Albanese commits to treaty and truth-telling but says it will take time

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.

Euthanasia Politics

New push to legalise telehealth consultations on euthanasia 

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.

Cost Of Living Employment Politics

Care economy workers ‘the big winners’ in tax cuts overhaul

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.