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Sector Welcomes Red Tape Reduction

Staff Reporter, Monday, 9th August 2010 -  Australia's Not for Profit organisations have welcomed the announcement that a re-elected Labor Government would establish an Office for the Not for Profit Sector, a Not for Profit Sector Reform Council, immediately commence a scoping study for a Nat

GetUp! Wins Landmark High Court Challenge

Staff Reporter, Friday, 6th August 2010 -  Not for Profit political advocacy group GetUp! has won its bid to have the Electoral Act amended, with the High Court ordering that 100,000 people to be added to the electoral roll before the August 21 election.

NFP Sector Demands Action on Social Policy Reform

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th August 2010 -  In a wake up call to Australia's political leaders, the Not for Profit sector is demanding that the major political parties commit to regulatory and funding reform as part of the Federal Election campaign following the results of a national survey.

Understanding the Modern Volunteer

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 4th August 2010 -  What does the modern volunteer look like? The upcoming Volunteering Australia National Conference will examine the modern volunteer and the critical issues around their community involvement.

Social Policy Campaign for Election 2010

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd July 2010 -  Pro Bono Australia launches a campaign to make social policy part of the Federal Election and to urge our political leaders to listen to the Not for Profit sector in the lead up to polling day.

National Volunteer Funding Recipients Announced

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th July 2010 -  Volunteer-based emergency service organisations, RSL clubs and Meals on Wheels are the big winners in the Federal Government's latest volunteer grants program.

SA Volunteer Figures ‘Extraordinary’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th July 2010 -  Research by a private consultancy for the South Australian Government has put the State's volunteering figures at almost double the national average.

More Funds for Golden Gurus

Staff Reporter, Monday, 5th July 2010 -  The Federal Government has released a second round of funding for the national volunteer mentoring program, Golden Gurus, totalling $500,000.

NFPs Spend Big on Community Services

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th June 2010 -  Organisations spend $25 billion on community services, with Not for Profits leading the way according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

US Volunteer Numbers Jump

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 16th June 2010 -  A new report shows the greatest spike in American volunteers since 2003
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