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Volunteers Give More

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st December 2016 -  Volunteers are more generous with their dollars as well as with their time, according to new research.

Opinion

Generosity in Australia

David Crosbie, Thursday, 1st December 2016 -  The release of the 2016 Giving Australia research deserves scrutiny, not just to better understand giving and volunteering in Australia, but also to highlight the case for meaningful policy changes that will support increased giving, writes Community

Urgent Change Needed for Mentally Impaired in Indefinite Detention

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 -  A long-awaited Senate report into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment has found huge gaps in services for people found to be unfit to plead, with the majority being Indigenous people, and has called for urgent

Westpac and Thrive Partnership to Help Refugees Start Businesses

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 -  Banking giant Westpac and refugee microfinancing charity Thrive have joined forces in a $2 million partnership to support refugees to establish their own businesses in Australia.

Affordable Housing Program for Older Women Launches

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 29th November 2016 -  Social housing provider Women’s Property Initiatives has launched a pilot program to support older, low-income women secure long-term housing, with the help of a $300,000 innovation grant.

Opinion

Domestic Violence Also Has an Economic Penalty

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th November 2016 -  Australia’s social safety net is not doing nearly enough to counter the economic harms of domestic violence, according to researchers Jane Bullen and Natasha Cortis from Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety in this article

Podcast: Green Nation – People Power

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 29th November 2016 -  Halting climate change sounds like an insurmountable task, but solutions are emerging everywhere.

Record Number of Votes for 2016 Impact 25

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 29th November 2016 -  A record-breaking 11,500 votes have been cast already for the 2016 Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 awards to decide the not-for-profit sector’s most influential people.

Multi-Million Dollar NFP Program Calls For Fair Education

Wendy Williams, Monday, 28th November 2016 -  A “revolutionary” multi-million dollar program has been launched by an education not-for-profit to encourage parents and local communities to get involved in a bid to improve the outcomes for disadvantaged students.

Changemaker

Looking Back on One Woman’s Journey

Wendy Williams, Monday, 28th November 2016 -  Andrea Mason is an Indigenous advocate and the CEO of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council in the Northern Territory. She is this week’s Changemaker.
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