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Older Australians suffering due to political inaction on Newstart

16 Apr 2019

National Seniors Australia, COTA Australia and The Benevolent Society have issued a joint statement about the importance of Newstart Allowance to older workers.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library launches in Browns Plains

15 Apr 2019

Families at Browns Plains are being inspired to encourage reading from an early age, thanks to the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in May.

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Parliamentarians pledge to end ageism

21 Feb 2019

MPs and Senators across the country have been challenged to tackle the complex issue of ageism against older people in Australia during a cross-party morning tea at Parliament House in Canberra today (21 February 2019).

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Adoption Connections Meeting in Parramatta: 5 March 2019

12 Feb 2019

The Benevolent Society’s Post Adoption Resource Centre (PARC) will host an Adoption Connections meeting in Parramatta NSW on Tuesday 5 March from 6.00pm - 8.30pm to provide information and support for local people affected by adoption.

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Cooking for One or Two - Popular program continues to help Australians

4 Feb 2019

Run by The Benevolent Society and funded by the NSW Government, Cooking for One or Two is a popular program that provides older Australians living alone or in a two-person household with the opportunity to learn cooking, shopping and dietary tips and tricks from experts.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library launches in Beaudesert

22 Jan 2019

The result of generous funding granted to United Way Australia (UWA) by The Courier Mail Children’s Fund, The Benevolent Society’s Early Years Centre is now working in close partnership with the Queensland office of UWA to facilitate the Imagination Library in Beaudesert.

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Access to support for day to day living affecting the wellbeing of older Australians

15 Jan 2019

Findings from the Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians (IWOA), commissioned by The Benevolent Society and developed by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra.

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Cyberbullying a growing public health and safety issue for Australian families

3 Dec 2018

Young people bullied online are turning to their parents to help them cope, with some so seriously impacted they are seeking medical and mental health support, with flow on costs to Australian families and the health system.

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Tim Beresford announced as new Chair for The Benevolent Society

3 Dec 2018

Australia’s first charity, The Benevolent Society, today welcomed its new Chair Tim Beresford. Tim is currently the Deputy CEO of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and was the former Deputy Chair of The Benevolent Society.

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The Benevolent Society and NSW government continue partnership to keep families together safely

27 Nov 2018

New South Wales Department of Family and Community Service announced continuing support to the Social Benefit Bond program Resilient Families.

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