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Victoria Looks to Divest Disability Services as Part of NDIS Rollout

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  The Victorian government is looking to divest a number of disability services to the non-government sector in the next step of the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Opinion

Australian Values?  Who Are We kidding?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Our Australian “values” need to be grounded in the reality of life in Australian communities and not just a list of words we agree to, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia.

Opinion

Game-changing Volunteers and Social Businesses

Violet Roumeliotis, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Innovation and the efforts of social businesses, volunteers and civil society give hope to achieving a world where all people have the opportunity and the means to achieve their full potential, writes Settlement Services International CEO Violet Roum

Study Into Resilience of Social Enterprises – Challenges and Opportunities

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  The availability and access to suitable financial resources and the need for clear policy leadership around social enterprises entering or operating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) were two of the most pressing issues facing Austra

Rental Affordability Crisis Compromising People’s Right to a Home

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Australians on low incomes are struggling to pay rent and make ends meet, according to a new report which has prompted calls for the government to take urgent action on rental affordability in the upcoming budget.

Budget

NFP Six-Point National Housing Affordability Plan

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  Peak bodies ACOSS and National Shelter have urged the federal government not to shirk its responsibility to address the housing affordability crisis in the federal budget – releasing a six-point plan to address the issue.

Changemaker

The Key to Getting Life Back on Track

Wendy Williams, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  Anthony Hart is the founder of LifeBACK, a not for profit that aims to reduce male suicide by empowering men to approach mental illness head on. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Older Refugees Have Most To Lose From Citizenship Changes

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  People brought to Australia under the federal government’s refugee resettlement program have the most to lose from planned changes to the citizenship process, according to the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA).

Affordable Housing Industry Has Capacity But Lacks Government Certainty

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  Australia urgently needs national legislation that defines affordable housing and sets out the economic and social purpose of the industry, according to new research.

Donation Point Tap Wins Award for Social Design

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  Donation Point Tap – an Australian contactless payment system that allows individuals to donate directly to a charity with the simple tap of a card – has won an international award.
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