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FBT Threat to NFPs Disappointing

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  Budget speculation that the Federal Government has set its sights on changes to Fringe Benefit Tax packages is disappointing given that the Not for Profit sector has been told by Treasury that it is not interested in tax reform, says the Community Council for Australia.

Disability Pension Changes Need Consideration – Advocacy Groups

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  The Australian Council of Social Service and disability advocacy members say the Federal Government will be taking a backward step if changes to the Disability Support Pension simply takes money away from people in desperate situations.

Review Reveals Boards That ‘Fall Asleep at Wheel’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  The latest review of complaint investigations by the Australian charity regulator reveals that some Not for Profit boards have “fallen asleep at the wheel” or engaged in wilful or deliberate wrongdoing, while Governance is an area of concern for new charities.

Doing Things Differently in the NSW Public Sector

Opinion

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  Enhancing public value depends on empowering public servants to have a greater capacity to manage (rather than avoid) risks, writes Peter Shergold, Chair of the NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board.

New Neighbourhood Project Hits the Streets

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  An innovative new Not for Profit project is on a mission to revive the art of neighbourliness across Australia and is calling for broad community participation to ensure its long-term success.

It’s About NOT Leaving Anyone Behind

Opinion

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  Up until now the Federal welfare review has been a mystery to the social sector but there’s still a lot that can inform the next stage of the review, writes Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

Berry Street Psychologist Embarks on US Research Trip

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  A clinical psychologist from one of Victoria’s biggest child and family service organisations has been awarded a fellowship to travel to the US and Canada to study best practice for a therapeutic program for traumatised children and youth.

Volunteering is Evolving

Hot Topic

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  Volunteering is an act of choice – not an act of benevolence, writes Volunteering Australia patron Margaret Bell AM in this Hot Topic that covers the new trends of volunteering.

Registry To Launch New Charity Web Domains

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  The Public Interest Registry, the global Not for Profit operator of the ‘dot org’ domain, is set to launch two new web domains .ngo and .ong that will be available for registration in Australia from the start of October.

Vision for Improving Lives

Changemaker

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th April 2014 -  A passion for social justice and human rights has shaped the life and the work of Vision 2020 Australia CEO Jennifer Gersbeck. Gersbeck is this week’s Changemaker.

Welfare Review Needs to Incentivise Sustainable Employment

Opinion

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th April 2014 -  Assistance to get and keep a job should be front and centre of the Government’s review of welfare support for people with disability, writes Disability Employment Australia CEO Craig Harrison.

Former Journo to Head Leading Housing NFP

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th April 2014 -  Housing Not for Profit Habitat for Humanity Australia has appointed former journalist and Not for Profit veteran Martin Thomas as its Chief Executive.
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