Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
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Rachel is a journalist specialising in the social sector.

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New Virtual Reality Tool to Train Disability Support Workers

Rachel McFadden, Thursday, 20th July 2017 -  A leading disability provider has secured funding to develop an innovative virtual reality prototype to enhance the training, skills and work practices of disability support staff.

Philanthropy Gets Behind Connecting Aboriginal Children With Extended Families

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 19th July 2017 -  Leading Victorian childcare agencies have secured philanthropic support to complete a pilot program designed to connect Aboriginal children in out-of-home care with siblings and extended families.

Ask Izzy Expands To Provide Support For People Experiencing Family Violence

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 19th July 2017 -  A mobile website which has been described as a “saviour” by people experiencing homelessness is to launch a new project to assist people fleeing family violence, with funding assistance from the NAB Foundation.

Sector Says Human Service Provision Needs Overhaul to Empower the Consumer

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 -  A peak body for the community sector is calling for a “complete” overhaul of human services provision.

Queensland’s Reinstatement of Taxi Subsidy Scheme for NDIS Sparks National Discussion

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 -  In light of the Queensland government’s announcement that it will reinstate the Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) for NDIS participants, a national advocacy body for people with physical disabilities is reigniting calls for the scheme to remain in place and be consistent across all jurisdictions.

Charity Defends DGR Status as a Champion for Environment and Democracy

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 17th July 2017 -  An environmental organisation has defended itself against a call from a major NSW mining lobby to see the charity stripped of its Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

Volunteering ‘Victory’ as Government Backtracks on Funding Redesign

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 14th July 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has welcomed the reinstatement of “essential” funding to volunteer management after a hard fought public campaign led by peak body Volunteering Australia.

Eight Strategies for Improving Gender Equality in the Workplace

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 14th July 2017 -  A number of Australian businesses leading the way in gender equality have been selected by the nation’s agency for workplace gender equality in the hope they will inspire other businesses to follow suit.

Calls to Address ‘Toxic’ Pokie Stronghold in NSW

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 12th July 2017 -  The nation’s leading advocacy anti-gambling body has applauded a move by the Fairfield Council in NSW to demand the state government ban the introduction of any new poker machines in high risk areas.

Queensland Becomes First State to Unlock NDIS Funding

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  Queensland has become the first state to sign up to the National Partnership DisabilityCare Australia Fund (DCAF) to secure NDIS funding.

Calls for ‘Urgent Reform’ to Address Skyrocketing Indigenous Incarceration Rate

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  A peak body for law reform in NSW is calling on the state government to “urgently” act to address NSW’s skyrocketing Indigenous incarceration rates.

Virtual Reality Could Help Combat Social Isolation in Ageing Population

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  A new research project is investigating ways virtual reality could help combat social isolation in Australia’s ageing population.
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