• Questioning the NDIS

    Diana Palmer     |      December 6, 2017

    The NDIS will only support around 400,000 people with disability, yet there are 3.96 million people with disability in Australia. Diana Palmer from IDEAS questions what will happen to those remaining – especially when they no longer have access to information about the services they need?

  • Adoption – growing concerns

    Melissa Tinggee     |      November 27, 2017

    The number of children in Out of Home Care grows considerably each year yet the number of domestic adoptions taking place remains stagnant. Currently navigating the process to first-time parenthood is Melissa Tinggee, who shares her comments for Adoption Awareness Month.

  • The rise of extremism

    Ted Cantle     |      November 21, 2017

    We are now in one of the most difficult and dangerous political periods for fifty years. The founding father of community cohesion Professor Ted Cantle CBE outlines the struggle facing mainstream political views.

  • Agriculture beyond the farm gate

    Professor Michael Friend     |      November 21, 2017

    As we celebrate Australian agriculture today #AgDay, Director of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Professor Michael Friend writes about the value of the sector beyond the farm gate and the important role of research across the value chain.

  • Australians with disability deserve equal access to information and advocacy

    Diana Palmer     |      November 16, 2017

    With the onset of the NDIS the NSW Government have announced funding cuts to disability information services, due to begin in 2018. Diana Palmer, Executive Officer at IDEAS, an information provider for Australian’s explains why these services are crucial for those living with a disability.