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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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The Benevolent Society asks NSW Government to stop proposed adoption forms

9 Nov 2018

The Benevolent Society calls on the NSW Government to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past by stopping the proposed reforms to make it quicker and easier to adopt children from out-of-home-care.

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Apology for Forced Adoption Practices in Brisbane

7 Nov 2018

Event marking anniversary of the Queensland Government's apology for forced adoption policies and practices.

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Alliance20; new alliance of disability service providers to improve the NDIS

23 Oct 2018

A group representing Australia’s largest disability service providers has formed a new alliance to advocate for solutions to problems in the NDIS and improve services and lives for NDIS participants and their families.

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Rural Youth Mental Health service launch

15 Oct 2018

Rural Youth Mental Health outreach program launched to support youth in rural Western NSW.

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Australia's first social benefit bond reaches maturity

9 Oct 2018

This month, Australia’s first Social Benefit Bond matures, as announced by The Benevolent Society – Australia’s first charity.

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Aged Care Royal Commission Media Statement

19 Sep 2018

The Benevolent Society welcomes the announcement made by the Prime Minister last weekend of a Royal Commission into the Aged Care sector in Australia.

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National Play Your Part Awards Media Release

3 Sep 2018

This National Child Protection Week, ReachOut Australia and The Benevolent Society are pleased to share the honour of receiving this year’s National Play Your Part Award by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN).

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