With more than 1000 students now taking part in its program, Indigenous internship Not for Profit, CareerTrackers has gone from strength to strength since its Founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Combs won a Westpac Community Leaders Award.
The Queensland Government says it’s planning to help attract 13,000 people statewide into jobs caring for people with a disability.
One in 10 Victorian employees have either taken a day off or gone to work feeling the effects of their drug use, according to a poll by the Australian Drug Foundation.
Victoria Legal Aid has thrown its support behind the Australian Human Rights Commission recommendations to improve legal protections for pregnant women at work and help them take up their legal rights.
Emma King, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS), considers her role leading Victoria’s peak body for the community sector as more than just a job. King is this week’s Changemaker.
Even with the current government incentives and employee support programs in place, the private sector remains hesitant to give people with disability a chance to live and thrive as a participating member of the community, writes Achieve Australia CEO Anne Bryce.
Fostering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem is one of the best ways to deal with youth unemployment, a new report released by Ernst and Young for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA) summit has shown.
Partnership strategist Robin Penty has been appointed as Head of Development, Marketing and Communications to the Australian Drug Foundation’s Executive Management Team.
Formerly a government legal advisor, now recently appointed CEO of the Council of Social Service of NSW, Tracy Howe, has also come into her new job armed with many years of experience in domestic violence services. Howe is this week’s Changemaker.
Former NSW Opposition Leader John Brogden has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Inspired by her son, who suffered a traumatic brain injury, Samantha Kennerley plunged herself into the Not for Profit sector, and now leads a Not for Profit that helps to get young people out of aged care. Kennerley is this week’s Changemaker.
Rising levels of youth unemployment will be the key issue to be addressed at this year’s Y20 Youth Summit in Sydney.
Evidence shows that long-term unemployment is more about social and physical barriers than the character of the job seeker, so the justification for punitive welfare policy becomes less convincing, writes Eva Cox, Professorial Fellow Jumbunna IHL at University of Technology, Sydney in this piece first published on The Conversation.
Graeme Samuel, former Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria Board chair, will be replacing high-profile media personality Ita Buttrose as Alzheimer’s Australia’s National President.
Three new Directors have joined the Australian Women Donors Network Board alongside continuing Patron-In-Chief, and former Governor-General, Quentin Bryce.
Craig Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of Disability Employment Australia, has his eyes firmly fixed on his dream - that the employment of people with disability will be equal to that of all Australians. Harrison is this week’s Changemaker.
Welfare organisation Anglicare Australia has slammed the Federal Government’s interim report on the welfare review saying it doesn't answer the big questions on adequate income and job creation.
A proposal to improve employment services to deliver better job outcomes for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market will be put to the Federal Government by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), the Australian Council of Trade Union and the Business Council of Australia.
A change in approach to the policy design of programs for young unemployed people could be a big step towards getting youth into work in Australia, writes Jeff Borland, Professor of Economics at University of Melbourne, in this piece first published on The Conversation.
From working as a lab technician to leading a national research institute devoted to ageing, Professor David Ames has been committed to approaches and services that help Australians age well. Ames is this week’s Changemaker.
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