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NFP Coalition Calls for Urgent Fundraising Law Reform

Lina Caneva, Monday, 19th September 2016 -  The current state of fundraising regulation in Australia is inconsistent, fragmented, outdated and rarely enforced and is in need of urgent major reform, according to a coalition of Not for Profit peak bodies.

Changemaker

A Life-Changing Ensemble

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th September 2016 -  Dr Michelle Lucas is the executive director of Opportunity Child, a national collaboration aiming to improve quality of life conditions for vulnerable children across Australia over the next 10 years. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Scholarships Help Refugees Overcome Financial Barriers to Work

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th September 2016 -  Refugees looking to get their foot on the career ladder are getting a step up with new scholarships worth more than $90,000 that will help them overcome the financial barriers to the workforce.

Opinion

Capacity Is the Key to Effectiveness

Mae Hong, Thursday, 15th September 2016 -  There is an expectation that institutions and companies have adequate resources to deliver the goods and services society relies on. So why should the Not for Profit sector be different, asks Mae Hong, chair of US-based Grantmakers for Organizational

Call on Govt to Establish Age Pension Tribunal to Address Poverty

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th September 2016 -  A new report finds the current level of the Age Pension in Australia falls short of allowing an acceptable standard of living, with many pensioners suffering “substantial deprivation”.

Australians Want Action on Refugees Says Poll

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th September 2016 -  Public attitudes are changing with two-thirds of Australians now believing the prime minister should take urgent action to resettle refugees by the end of the year, according to a new poll.

Labor Opposes Telstra’s Control of Cancer Register

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 14th September 2016 -  For-profit companies should be prevented from running the register of cancer histories, according to Shadow Health Minister Catherine King, who has launched an attack on the government over its decision to award the $220 million contract to a telecom

Concerns 18C Reform Could Lead to Workplace Bullying

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 13th September 2016 -  Reducing the strength of the Racial Discrimination Act could lead to racial and religious vilification in the workplace, according to Australia’s Not for Profit workplace diversity advisor.

NSW Announces ‘Once in a Decade’ Opportunity to Tackle Homelessness

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 13th September 2016 -  The New South Wales Government is calling on everyone with an interest in preventing homelessness to have their say in a new blueprint outlining the state’s strategy over the next decade.

Opinion

ATO Commits to Better NFP Engagement and Communication

Rod Walker, Tuesday, 13th September 2016 -  The Australian Tax Office is on a mission to better understand some of the unique challenges facing the Not for Profit workforce, including volunteers, and the issues around meeting tax obligations and accessing tax concessions, writes Rod Walker, se
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