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Wed 25 October 2017On the first day of Christmas, Kirsty's landlords gave to her an eviction notice, and she didn't have a leg to stand on. But that might all be about to change.
Wed 25 October 2017The city is casting off its reputation as the domain of school excursions.
Wed 25 October 2017The NSW opposition says it would be happy if the government stole its new rental reform policy that gives tenants more power.
Tue 24 October 2017An expanding media landscape has Cricket Australia confident it will attract "unprecedented" interest in its next round of broadcast rights.
Tue 24 October 2017After witnessing growing piles of wheelchairs on Pacific islands, Kylie Mines and her husband decided it was time to better help those in need.
Tue 24 October 2017Victoria Police alleges a 43-year-old Melbourne father with "extremist views" provided $5,000 to a US citizen fighting in the Syria conflict and helped fund a website that promotes Islamic State.
Tue 24 October 2017New York's Attorney-General announces a civil rights investigation into The Weinstein Company, following sexual harassment and assault allegations against founder Harvey Weinstein.
Tue 24 October 2017A civil probe will be conducted into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harrassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein.
Mon 23 October 2017The commission's annual report highlights concerns with strip searching and the use of force.
Sat 21 October 2017A UN human rights panel has told China that it wrongfully arrested three prominent human rights activists accused of subversion and called on the government to release and compensate them.
Sat 21 October 2017Suspicion that gay rights is a "Western agenda" aimed at destroying Indonesian culture has helped fuel an unprecedented crackdown on the nation's LGBT community.
Sat 21 October 2017As soon as she leaves the house, people stare at Trish Jackson. But she uses her time to teach young people how to be resilient.
Fri 20 October 2017On national Loud Shirt Day, Vincentia mother Melissa Ryan praises major steps forward in technology allowing her child, born with severe hearing loss, to lead a successful life.
Fri 20 October 2017The ACT govt has outlined significant failings with the NDIS, as it struggles to absorb its costs.
Fri 20 October 2017Aaron Pedersen has played numerous roles in his lifetime but the most relentless and rewarding has been as the carer for his younger brother Vinnie.
Thu 19 October 2017An independent member of the NT Parliament accepts an amendment that waters down his proposal for a bill of rights for all citizens in the NT.
Thu 19 October 2017Community visitors have reported hundreds of incidents of abuse, neglect and violence in Victoria's mental health services and disability accommodation.
Thu 19 October 2017Australia's unemployment rate has hit a four-year low after falling to 5.5 per cent in September, beating market expectations.
Thu 19 October 2017South Australia's unemployment rate settles below 6 per cent for the first time in four years, a day ahead of the loss of nearly 1,000 Holden jobs in Adelaide's north.
Thu 19 October 2017Australia's trend unemployment rate has hit a four-year low after falling to 5.5 per cent in September and beating market expectations.
Thu 19 October 2017Jobs growth beats expectations to drive trend unemployment down to its lowest level since March 2013
Thu 19 October 2017The NDIS is at least a year behind schedule and the rush to catch up has compromised the quality of care.
Thu 19 October 2017Former prime minister Tony Abbott's attack on a 2015 report into children in immigration detention has been raised during a United Nations examination of Australia's human rights record.
Thu 19 October 2017From gun-related violence in Fisher to keeping the sun shining in Woden, here's the latest news.
Thu 19 October 2017The Abbott government's treatment of the Human Rights Commission has been questioned by a UN committee as Australia's rights record is examined.
Thu 19 October 2017The rollout of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme will be delayed and migrants might be needed to plug workforce gaps, the biggest ever review of the scheme predicts.
Wed 18 October 2017Despite high hopes for the NDIS at its rollout 15 months ago, mother-of-two Briana Blackett says the scheme has left her family feeling like "they're not worth" the help.
Wed 18 October 2017Disability support services will undergo a major shake-up as the federal agency responsible tries to improve the experience of participants and providers.
Wed 18 October 2017People with disabilities will soon get face-to-face help — instead of phone calls — to plan their NDIS packages after the scheme received widespread condemnation over a lack of proper consultation.
Wed 18 October 2017Harris van Beek was a powerful force who had the gentlest bearing.
Wed 18 October 2017A human rights organisation says the Myanmar army is deliberately starving Rohingya Muslims to force them to flee to Bangladesh, with more than half a million having already escaped across the border.
Wed 18 October 2017MADRID (Reuters) - The political upheaval from Catalonia's proposed split from Spain has held up negotiations to renew the Spanish soccer league's international television rights deals, La Liga president Javier Tebas said on Tuesday.
Tue 17 October 2017MUMBAI (Reuters) - Losing the Indian Premier League broadcast rights to Star India was disappointing but Sony Pictures Networks believes it has enough cricket in its portfolio to challenge their main rivals after striking a new deal with Cricket Australia last week.
Tue 17 October 2017Martin Heng's biggest concern when he's travelling overseas is making sure his wheelchair is not a pile of unusable metal by the time he reaches the other end.
Tue 17 October 2017Poverty is an overwhelming burden for parents; impossible to escape and happens in ways which are not always obvious to those of us lucky enough to live comfortably.
Tue 17 October 2017This week Australia was elected to a seat on the UN Human Rights Council.
Tue 17 October 2017Harris van Beek was a powerful force who had the gentlest bearing.
Tue 17 October 2017Wali wrote of Afghan women: "During this entire time I carried with me their pleading voices and ultimately their screams, while the world looked away."
Tue 17 October 2017Australia was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Tuesday, despite the UN body criticising Australia for its poor record on the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in detention.
Tue 17 October 2017The ACT govt has outlined significant failings with the NDIS, as it struggles to absorb its costs.
Tue 17 October 2017Single parents Erin and Leon have it out over whether mums and dads are on an equal playing field when a relationship breaks down.
Tue 17 October 2017Australia is elected among 15 nations to join the United Nations Human Rights Council, the agency responsible for protecting human rights around the world.
Tue 17 October 2017Australia has won its bid for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council as detractors slammed the country's stance on asylum seekers.
Mon 16 October 2017The ACT govt has outlined significant failings with the NDIS, as it struggles to absorb its costs.
Mon 16 October 2017Mark McGowan says it was wrong for his department to allow Liberal MP Peter Katsambanis to move to an upstairs office overlooking Hillarys boat harbour that lacks disabled access — but he will not be forcing him to relocate.
Mon 16 October 2017Up to half of all groups who advocate on behalf of people with a disability in NSW face being wiped out by funding cuts as the state government hands over responsibility for disability services to the Commonwealth, new figures show.
Mon 16 October 2017Niddrie MP Ben Carroll has been promoted to the Andrews government's frontbench.
Mon 16 October 2017This Tunley braille globe is being digitised at the State Library. It's a fascinating learning tool for vision impaired children that was invented in Queensland.
Mon 16 October 2017A project is launched to save an intricate Braille globe invented in Queensland in the 1950s — and share the story of the "fairy godfather of blind children" behind it.
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