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$2B in Vic Affordable Housing Package

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd February 2017 -  Housing and homelessness organisations will be able to utilise a $1 billion Social Housing Growth Fund and access low interest loans worth a further $1.1 billion as part of the rollout of the Victorian government’s affordable housing strategy.

A Foundation Born from Friendship

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 23rd February 2017 -  Friendship, love and passion can change lives, according to McGrath Foundation ambassador and director Tracy Bevan, who delivered the annual Syd Herron Oration in Queensland.

Opinion

Housing Affordability Watchlist for 2017

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 23rd February 2017 -  When it comes to affordable housing Australia needs to triple its efforts to catch up to the growing need, writes Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns who offers his housing affordability watchlist for 2017.

Philanthropists and Corporates Called on to Help Save Threatened Species

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 -  Businesses and philanthropists have been asked to partner with the federal government in a new approach to save Australia’s threatened species with the launch of a new prospectus.

Indigenous Digital Excellence Awards

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 21st February 2017 -  A call for nominations has gone out for Australia’s first national Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Awards with a prize pool of $100,000.

Does your organisation support the wellbeing of Australian youth?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th February 2017 -  Since 1917 Commonwealth Bank staff have been supporting young people to thrive through their workplace giving program the Staff Community Fund. In their 100th year, they are awarding $2 million in grants of up to $10,000 each year for three years to

Opinion

No Pathway to Release

Patrick McGee, Monday, 20th February 2017 -  The justice system doesn’t know how to respond to disability, particularly for Indigenous Australians, writes Patrick McGee who addressed the inaugural Australian Lawyers for Human Rights National Human Rights Conference in Melbourne on Friday.

Changemaker

Leadership is About Who You Are, Not What You Do

Wendy Williams, Monday, 20th February 2017 -  Angie Paskevicius is the CEO of Holyoake, a leading not-for-profit organisation providing alcohol and drug counselling and support services in Western Australia. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Renters Face Insecurity, Poor Quality Housing, and Discrimination – Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  Consumer group CHOICE, the National Association of Tenants’ Organisations and homeless organisation National Shelter have called on governments to prioritise rental security and quality issues, as well as affordability, as a national study revealed

Opinion

Politicians Score an Own-Goal with the NDIS

Andrew Donne, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  Pitting welfare and families against the National Disability Insurance Scheme is just creating a humiliating hierarchy of need, writes Endeavour Foundation chief executive Andrew Donne.
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