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The Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme And NFPs: Learning From The Past

Contributor, Thursday, 22nd February 2018 -  With the arrival of a mandatory Notifiable Data Breaches scheme in Australia, Demetrio Zema and Bea Stathy from Law Squared explain how not for profits can ensure they are compliant with the scheme.

RSL and Non-Compliance with the NSW Charitable Fundraising Act – Could You Be Next?

Contributor, Thursday, 22nd February 2018 -  The report into the NSW RSL is a timely reminder for all charities to review their compliance with the current legislation, writes HLB Mann Judd.

ACNC Issues Direction to RSL National

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 20th February 2018 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission will work with RSL National to restore confidence and “rectify serious governance failures” uncovered by a recent high-level inquiry.

Luke Batty Foundation to Close as Rosie Batty Steps Down

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th February 2018 -  Acclaimed domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty is stepping down as CEO of the Luke Batty Foundation, with the foundation set to “close its doors” and distribute funds to other not-for-profit family violence initiatives.

Former Charity Head Found Guilty of Misusing Grant Money

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th February 2018 -  A former managing director of the Australian Rainforest Foundation (ARF) has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment following an investigation into the misuse of almost $45,000 in Australian government funding.

Changemaker

Raising Funds for Life Saving Research

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th February 2018 -  Serena Stewart is the fundraising and marketing manager at Centenary Institute, and has played a key role in generating about $150 million for different philanthropic and not-for-profit organisations. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Better Together: Why Charities Should Merge

Contributor, Tuesday, 13th February 2018 -  The charity sector is a crowded market. As the pool of donations and grants shrinks, calls for mergers are growing, particularly for charities serving a similar cause, writes Fiona Smith.

Changemaker

The Pioneer Behind Australia’s First National Suicide Prevention Research Fund

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  Sue Murray is the research fund director at Suicide Prevention Australia, who has pioneered the creation of a dedicated national suicide prevention research fund. She is this week’s Changemaker.

US Thought Leaders Predict Philanthropy Trends for 2018

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th February 2018 -  2018 is set to be the year of giving more by giving together and will see the rise of the most significant generation of philanthropists in history, according to US experts who have identified 11 trends in philanthropy.

Opinion

Gagging Charities Equals Gagging Communities

James Farrell, Tuesday, 30th January 2018 -  It’s difficult to understand why governments would object to charities and not for profits advocating for change, writes James Farrell, the director of Community Legal Centres Queensland.
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