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Australia Breaking Promises to Refugees Says NFP

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 -  The world’s wealthiest nations, including Australia, have failed to deliver on promises to increase resettlement for the world’s neediest refugees, according to the Refugee Council of Australia.

SA Govt Moves on Child Protection Agency

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 21st June 2016 -  The South Australian Government has announced that its child protection agency Families SA will be split from the Education Department and become a stand-alone department.

Changemaker

Today’s Children Are Tomorrow’s Leaders

Wendy Williams, Monday, 20th June 2016 -  Lisa Sturzenegger is the CEO of children's welfare agency OzChild, which works with more than 6,000 children and young people with the aim of providing them a better future. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Federal Election

Election Candidates Asked to ‘Vote for Volunteering’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th June 2016 -  Peak body, Volunteering Australia has launched its federal election platform called Vote for Volunteering, calling on candidates to formally take an online “pledge” to show their support.

Opinion

Federal Government Could Fund Volunteer Management Instead of ‘Illegal’ Internships

Sue Noble, Tuesday, 14th June 2016 -  Imagine the possibilities if $840 million of federal funding was channelled into training youth in the volunteer sector rather than supporting for-profit businesses, writes Sue Noble, CEO of Volunteering Victoria.

Community Leaders Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Lina Caneva, Monday, 13th June 2016 -  Arts philanthropist Roslyn Packer and social entrepreneur and founder of Engineers Without Borders Danny Almagor are two of the hundreds of community sector leaders who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Bittersweet Birthday Celebration for Asylum Seeker NFP

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 9th June 2016 -  Australia's largest asylum seeker advocacy, aid and health organisation is calling for an end to the “toxic bipartisan leadership” which has made the average Australian “fear and resent” asylum seekers, as the Not for Profit celebrates it’s

Giving Study Looks to Volunteer Strength and Recruitment

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 7th June 2016 -  The latest stage in the biggest study of giving and volunteering in Australia, Giving Australia 2016, will see a number of registered charities being invited to participate in a survey on strengthening charities and volunteer recruitment.

Funding Cuts Force Volunteering Tasmania Restructure

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 1st June 2016 -  Funding cuts and changes in the sector have forced Volunteering Tasmania to close one of its three offices and lay off a full-time staff member.

LGBTI Pride in the Uniting Workforce

Wendy Williams, Monday, 30th May 2016 -  Christian-based welfare provider Uniting has been named as the best Not for Profit employer of LGBTI people in Australia.
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