Civil Voices

Wendy Williams is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector.


Everyone Deserves A Second Chance


Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th September 2016 -  Rachel Porter is an author and general manager of Whitelion, a charity supporting thousands of vulnerable young people across Australia. She is this week’s Changemaker.

NFPs ‘Delighted’ With $15M Funding For Asylum Seeker Training

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th September 2016 -  Not for Profits have welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement to give asylum seekers “a fair go” with $15 million in funding allocated for training opportunities.

Father’s Day Sparks Calls for Flexible Work for Working Dads

Wendy Williams, Friday, 2nd September 2016 -  Diversity Council Australia is calling on Australian businesses to make flexible work standard business practice for working dads.

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health

Evolving Chair

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st September 2016 -  Marg O'Donnell AO took up the position of chair of SANE Australia in June this year. She talks about how she is finding her new role and how it compares to other boards, in this month’s Evolving Chair.

$7M Grant For Alzheimer’s Research

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st September 2016 -  A major grant of more than $7 million to help Alzheimer’s research, coinciding with the start of Dementia Awareness Month in Australia, could “unlock the door” to new medicines.

NDIS IT Debacle Blamed On Technical Glitch

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 31st August 2016 -  The “IT debacle” that hampered the roll out of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme has been blamed on a “short-lived technical issue” and a lack of information provided to users

Melbourne Youth Initiative Shuts Its Doors With Families Fearing For the Future

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Families of children with a disability have been left “devastated” after a Not for Profit specialising in children with complex behavioural problems has been forced to close its doors and cancel upcoming camps due to a lack of funding.

Labor Holds Sway as Crossbenchers Oppose Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Crossbenchers are lining up to block the same-sex marriage plebiscite with Labor yet to reveal how it will vote.

National Skills Week Puts VET in the Spotlight as CEDA Calls for Review of the Sector

Wendy Williams, Monday, 29th August 2016 -  Scandals in the VET sector have done “significant reputational damage” and it is now vital that the sector is supported to rebuild, according to a new report.

Voice Your Choice Video Empowers Support Workers

Wendy Williams, Monday, 29th August 2016 -  Support workers for young people with disability have been given a “breakthrough” tool to help transition their practice to suit the new NDIS system and empower those in out-of-home care or preparing to leave care.

The Pursuit of Being Awesome


Wendy Williams, Monday, 29th August 2016 -  Iain de Jong is a Canadian based academic and social change advocate who has been described as a leader of an international movement to end homelessness. He is this week's Changemaker.

ACNC Revokes Status of 503 Charities for Double Defaulting

Wendy Williams, Friday, 26th August 2016 -  The national charity regulator is calling on the public to always check the Charity Register before giving, to ensure that they are giving to a legitimate registered charity.
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