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Royal Commission into NT Juvenile Detention

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th July 2016 -  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a royal commission to investigate the issues raised in an ABC Four Corners report into abuse in the juvenile detention system in the Northern Territory.
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Labor Creates New Shadow Ministry for Charities

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 25th July 2016 -  Andrew Leigh has been appointed to the newly created position of shadow minister for charities and Not for Profits as part of Labor leader Bill Shorten’s front bench shakeup.
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Couple Withdraw Multi-Million Dollar Donation Over a Name

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 26th July 2016 -  A philanthropic couple has withdrawn a multi-million donation to an American university after a disagreement over a name.
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ANZ Commits $250,000 to Regional Education and Employment

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th July 2016 -  Grant applications for the ANZ’s Seeds of Renewal program have opened with the bank committing $250,000 in funding for education and employment projects in rural, regional and remote Australian communities.

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Ditching Logan’s Public-Private Regeneration Sets QLD Back on Social & Affordable Housing

Hal Pawson, Tuesday, 26th July 2016 -  Hal Pawson, professor housing research and policy and associate director at the City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, questions why the Queensland government walked away from Australia’s largest residential urban regeneration project, in this article
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Inquiry Recommends Independent Animal Welfare Body

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th July 2016 -  Head of campaigns for World Animal Protection Nicola Beynon said the recommendation of the Regulation of Australian Agriculture inquiry offers much needed reform.
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New Social Impact Docos Chosen for the Silver Screen

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 26th July 2016 -  Six new high-impact documentaries, selected for their exploration of contentious social issues, will screen at Good Pitch Australia’s Sydney Opera House event in November.
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Children’s eSafety Commissioner Reports on First Year

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 26th July 2016 -  More than 7,400 investigations into online child sexual abuse material have been carried out by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner in its first year.
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Future Proofing your NDIS Service – Implementing Your Business Strategy Post-Rollout

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 26th July 2016 -  The Future Proofing your NDIS Service conference takes place in August in Sydney. Book now to learn from the first trial site service providers.
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Bank of Melbourne Slammed for Calling Homeless “Inconsiderate”

Wendy Williams, Monday, 25th July 2016 -  A sign posted outside a Bank of Melbourne branch has caused outrage after branding a homeless person as “inconsiderate” for sleeping in the foyer.
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Working to End Violence Against Women

Wendy Williams, Monday, 25th July 2016 -  South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has said employers need to realise that violence against women is something that affects them.

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Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Wendy Williams, Monday, 25th July 2016 -  Arman Abrahimzadeh is the co-founder of the Zahra Foundation Australia, a White Ribbon Ambassador and a passionate advocate against domestic violence. He is this week’s Changemaker.
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Aged Care Professionals Awarded

Wendy Williams, Monday, 25th July 2016 -  Top professionals in Australia’s aged care sector are being recognised, with the chance to win $10,000.

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How Do You Become a CEO for a NFP of the Future?

Doug Taylor, Monday, 25th July 2016 -  A director in the Not for Profit sector, Doug Taylor offers advice for those aspiring to one day lead a NFP. He draws from his experience as a CEO and board member and also from having worked with numerous leading CEOs of domestic and international N
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Australian Charities Measuring Outcomes Better

Wendy Williams, Friday, 22nd July 2016 -  Charities are measuring outcomes better than ever before, according to the largest study into outcomes measurement ever undertaken of the Australian community sector.
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Victoria Unveils State’s First Social Impact Bonds

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 22nd July 2016 -  The Victorian Government has announced its first two social impact bonds will focus on reducing deep-seated disadvantage through drug and alcohol treatment programs, and young people transitioning from out of home care.
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Fund Honours Feminist Philanthropist

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st July 2016 -  The Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust has launched a new sub-fund to honour and recognise one of Melbourne’s most influential philanthropists, Fleur Spitzer.

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Victoria Issues Green Bonds to Fund Enviro Projects

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st July 2016 -  Victoria has become the first government in Australia to issue green bonds, raising $300 million to finance new and existing projects that deliver environmental benefits.
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Australians View Business, Banks, Politicians As Unethical

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 21st July 2016 -  Australians consider big business, banks and politicians to be unethical, while charities were seen as highly ethical, a new study of the nation’s ethics and corporate culture has found.
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New Guidelines Assist Financial Inclusion for Indigenous Australians

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st July 2016 -  The First Nations Foundation and the Financial Services Council (FSC) have applauded changes to national guidelines to assist financial institutions in the identification of people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

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Using the Humble Survey to Measure Sponsorship Outcomes

Abby Clemence, Thursday, 21st July 2016 -  It’s time to harness the power of the not-so-humble survey in order to become a powerhouse in measuring your sponsor's outcomes, writes sponsorship expert Abby Clemence.
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Digital Innovators Scoop ‘Future Makers’ Funding Pool

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st July 2016 -  A group of emerging digital innovators have scooped up $300,000 in philanthropic funding, taking just 180 seconds each to pitch their ideas in the inaugural Optus Future Makers program.
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Support Drops for Non-Binding Marriage Equality Plebiscite

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 21st July 2016 -  Support for the proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite has fallen after Australians became aware that the results of the $160 million exercise would not be binding in Parliament, a new poll has found.
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HILDA Report Reveals ‘Painful Realities’ of Australian Life

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 21st July 2016 -  Australia is facing a growing wealth divide between the young and the old, with expectations that by next year less than half of all adults will be able to own their own homes, according to new HILDA report.
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Coalition Increases Humanitarian Aid to Iraq

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 20th July 2016 -  The federal government is to provide an additional $15 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq, Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has revealed on the eve of a visit to Washington to discuss the fight against ISIL.
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Maddie Riewoldt Charity Wins Vic Telstra Business Award

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 20th July 2016 -  The Snowdome Foundation in collaboration with Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision has won the inaugural Telstra Business charity award in Victoria.
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