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Why Secure and Affordable Housing is an Increasing Worry for Age Pensioners

Alan Morris, Tuesday, 13th December 2016 -  Growing numbers of pensioners in private rental accommodation are using much of their income to pay for housing, writes Alan Morris, author and chair professor at University of Technology Sydney in this article which was first published in The Conver

Changemaker

Encouraging People to Ask Why

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th December 2016 -  Anita Le Lay is the head of Uniting Disability. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Indigenous Welfare Advocate Wins Human Rights Medal

Lina Caneva, Monday, 12th December 2016 -  An advocate for the rights and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Pat Anderson AO, has won the 2016 Human Rights Medal.

Turnbull Government Extends Funding for Homelessness Services

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 9th December 2016 -  Community organisations welcomed the Turnbull government’s 12-month extension of the $117 million homelessness partnership, but said there was still a long way to go.

Podcast: Green Nation – Reimagining Climate Change

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 8th December 2016 -  When it comes to climate change action, looking to the next century, while essential, is difficult to do. But in this episode of Not for Podcast we envision a green future and find out what it will take to get there.

Opinion

Celebrating a Giving Australia and the Power of Partnerships

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 8th December 2016 -  In the wake of the recent release of the landmark Giving Australia report, the not-for-profit sector needs to raise awareness about the importance of giving and how it makes a difference, writes Krystian Seibert from Philanthropy Australia.

Human Rights Activist Tops the List of Sector’s Most Impactful

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th December 2016 -  Afghan migrant and human rights activist Romal Baluchzada has topped the list of Pro Bono Australia’s 2016 Impact 25.

Welfare Dependency First Target for Government’s Innovation Fund

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 7th December 2016 -  Innovative ideas from the not-for-profit and business sectors that help move people from welfare to work will be the first to be funded by the Turnbull government’s $96 million Try, Test and Learn Fund which launched on Wednesday.

NFP Board Remuneration Still Contentious – Report

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 7th December 2016 -  Almost 14 per cent of not-for-profit board members are currently receiving remuneration for their services – a drop from a high of 17 per cent in 2012/13 – according to a new report.

Organisations Unite to Save Vital Homelessness Services

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Hundreds of welfare organisations have united to call on the prime minister to avert a “human, economic and policy disaster” by saving key homelessness programs which are being threatened by budget cuts.
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