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COVID-19 leaves community sector ‘approaching crisis point’

Luke Michael, Friday, 18th September 2020 -  Workers in the community sector have reported feeling “exhausted and burned out”

COSS Corner

ACT poverty, #HereForSA, and the case for a permanent, adequate JobSeeker rate

Contributor, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

‘First-aid for racism’: New workshops to tackle a rise in anti-Asian racism

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  This initiative is designed to counter a rise in racism against Asian people in Australia

Opinion

Investing in charities: economic stimulus spending on steroids

David Crosbie, Thursday, 3rd September 2020 -  The Australian Taxation Office has confirmed that 320,000 charity workers are receiving JobKeeper. When it ends, charities will need a higher level of investment if Australia is to achieve the post-pandemic economic recovery we are all hoping for, wr

Analysis

COVID-19: Impact on vulnerable Victorians

Mike Davis, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  Mike Davis shares findings from TaskForce’s demographic survey which shows how COVID-19 has prompted growing demand for drug and alcohol counselling services and led to a rise in the number of people facing unemployment, economic disadvantage and p

Poor working Aussies feel uncomfortable seeking charity help

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th August 2020 -  Many low-income Australians say they would be too ashamed, awkward, or embarrassed to go to a charity  

Opinion

Racism, coronavirus and collective trauma

Dr Cathy Kezelman AM, Wednesday, 12th August 2020 -  Dr Cathy Kezelman AM looks at how the events around the world over the past few months, abuses of power, inequality and injustice are driving our individual and collective trauma.

Aussie charities missing out on government-subsidised COVID-19 loans

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  While the loan scheme is being overhauled, sector advocates say it still falls short of what's needed       

Opinion

Why not for profits are priceless

Fiona Roberts, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  Not-for-profit organisations have critical strengths that are important to a healthy, resilient community, writes Fiona Roberts, sharing some of the findings from her PhD which looked at the role NFPs play in building community resilience to disaster

Vulnerable groups missing out on COVID-19 support

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th July 2020 -  New research calls for the government to widen its support during the coronavirus crisis
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