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Community Harmony Roller Disco Getting Down With Impact Investing

Paul Carter, Monday, 9th July 2018 -  Roller disco is getting its groove on thanks to some righteous impact investing at one of Australia’s largest high-rise public housing estates.

Rising Indigenous Voice Ready to Lead if Chosen

Paul Carter, Monday, 9th July 2018 -  During NAIDOC Week many familiar Indigenous leaders will be in the media, but at the same time a young Indigenous advocate, a rising voice representing the next generation of leadership, has returned to Australia from addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Insights From Australia’s Annual Welfare Snapshot

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  An annual snapshot of Australia’s welfare landscape shows its cost to the nation is relatively stable, the number of people on welfare is in decline and while there is an increase in the carers and aged pension cohort it is less than previously expected.

Next-Gen Indigenous Leader Addresses UN Human Rights Council

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  A rising voice of Indigenous leadership has addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva asking it to pressure Australian state and territory governments to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years.

JB Hi-Fi Saving to the Tune of $8M With Workplace Giving Program

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Entertainment retailer JB Hi-Fi is enjoying the benefits of giving, saving $8 million per annum on staff recruitment and training because its corporate charity program improves employee engagement and retention, the company says.

Impact Investing Makes Space for Creatives and Corporates

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Impact Investment Group’s Younghusband Wool Stores redevelopment in Melbourne is collecting a global architecture award nomination on its way to finding a tenancy solution to sustaining a creative community alongside corporates and government.

Modern Slavery Bill: Will a Race to the Top Beat a Big Stick?

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Penalties in the Modern Slavery Bill are unlikely to drive compliance for big business, there is another way, a “race to the top”, the federal government says.

NDIS Turns Five and Welcomes WA to the Scheme

Paul Carter, Monday, 2nd July 2018 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on its fifth birthday has welcomed Western Australia, the final state to officially join the federally administered scheme.

Art Gallery Nears $100m in Private Donations, Includes Record Gift

Paul Carter, Monday, 2nd July 2018 -  The Art Gallery of New South Wales is close to raising an extraordinary $100 million in private funding, including a record $20 million gift, to support a major expansion of the site.

Deliveroo Brings Jobs to DSS-Funded Work Program

Paul Carter, Monday, 2nd July 2018 -  A jobs program with $1.38 million in taxpayer money and a “considerable amount” of donor dollars is starting by getting work for its disadvantaged youth at food delivery service Deliveroo.

Here’s Why Giving is Good for You and the PM

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 27th June 2018 -  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull probably feels quite good about donating his salary to charity because giving is good for us, says Australia’s peak body for philanthropy.

Newstart Choir Could be a Campaign Masterstroke

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 27th June 2018 -  A breakthrough could be looming in the campaign to increase the Newstart allowance with the   release of a rousing jingle sung by a choir of welfare recipients – think Choir of Hard Knocks.
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