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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.

Australia’s First LGBTI Giving Circle Launches

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Australia’s first giving circle dedicated to funding LGBTI community organisations and projects is now live.

Reform Agenda Must Include Increase in Newstart – Corporate Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Global professional services firm KPMG has again called for a significant increase to the youth jobs allowance Newstart of $50 a week in its latest report called Reform Agenda for Australia, released on Tuesday.

Survey Reveals Australian Attitudes to Torture in Conflict

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  A new survey by international aid agency Red Cross shows that the majority of Australians oppose torture in war but many don’t know that torturing a soldier for information is wrong, while some think it is acceptable.

Opinion

The Genesis of the NDIS: Bringing Competing Agendas Together

Rhonda Galbally, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Disability champion Rhonda Galbally, AO, reflects on changing attitudes to disability, the push for mainstream inclusion and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, in this extract taken from the Brotherhood of St Laurence's annual Sambell Oration.

Opinion

Providing Opportunities for ‘Active Citizenship’

Michelle Scott, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  What responsibility do Australians have as citizens and, in particular, what responsibility do we have to be active citizens, contributing to the shape of our community, asks Michelle Scott, director of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at the Univ

SA Streamlines Charity Reporting

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  South Australia has become the first state to enable streamlined reporting for charities registered under the national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) under legislation which came into force on Friday

Wake Up Call For Australia As Young People Show Concern For Mental Health

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Mission Australia is calling for a more targeted and coordinated approach to ensure youth support services are accessible across the nation, in light of new research showing rising numbers of young people are concerned about alcohol and drugs, mental

Changemaker

Coming Together for the Common Good

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th December 2016 -  Listed by The Times as one of the 50 most influential women in Britain, Dame Julia Cleverdon has established an international reputation for building cross-sector partnerships across business, charities and education. She is this week’s Changemaker
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