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Productivity Commission’s Relevance to Volunteering Issues “Less Clear”

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th March 2010 -  Volunteering Victoria questions the relevance of the Productivity Commission's Report on issues facing the volunteering community.

Government Extends Tax Deductible Donation Support to All Volunteer Bushfire Brigades

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd March 2010 -  The Federal Government has announced a plan to extend DGR status to all 6,200 volunteer bushfire brigades.

Community Volunteering Awards for Victoria

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 24th February 2010 -  Nominations now open for 2010 Premier's Volunteering Awards.

Crime Stoppers QLD Celebrates 20 years of Success

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th February 2010 -  Crime Stoppers Queensland is celebrating 20 years of charity work revealing that 18,664 offenders have been arrested in that time thanks to vital public information via their call centre.

UK Volunteering Surges in Recession

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 -  UK sees large increase in volunteering during the recession but finds major stresses in overloaded volunteering systems

US Volunteering Up Amid Tough Economic Times

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 -  More Americans are volunteering despite the tough economic times according to US labour figures.

Volunteer Mentor Program Gets Financial Boost

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 -  Volunteer mentoring program, 'Golden Gurus', gets a $500,000 kickstart from Productive Ageing Package

Corporate Philanthropy remains strong despite global slowdown

Lina Caneva, Monday, 1st February 2010 -  Government report finds Australian corporates continue with community support despite the GFC

Rudd Government Confirms Financial Support for Volunteering Australia

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd December 2009 -  Rudd Government re-affirms its financial support for Volunteering Australia

Equal Opportunity Act To Extend to Victorian Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd December 2009 -  The proposed changes to the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act extends coverage to volunteers
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