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Yes, older Australians need more home-care funding. But these dribs and drabs only make a dent in the waiting list

Contributor, Thursday, 17th December 2020 -  The federal government has announced $850 million for 10,000 additional home-care packages, as part of $1 billion for aged care. Here's why that's not nearly enough.

Opinion

Politics and the power of collaboration

David Crosbie, Thursday, 10th December 2020 -  As political considerations are becoming a more prominent factor in government decision-making, the focus of the charities sector needs to be more about collective action, writes David Crosbie.

Opinion

Charities as drivers of employment, productivity, and growth

David Crosbie, Thursday, 26th November 2020 -  If governments were primarily focused on boosting employment and maximising investment in job creation, creating more employment for people in charities would be one of their highest priorities, writes David Crosbie.

NSW government pledges support for disability advocacy

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  Advocacy funding was due to end in June next year    

Funding uncertainty causing headaches for NFP sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th November 2020 -  New analysis shows charities desperately desire greater funding flexibility and certainty

Community sector celebrates equal pay renewal

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 14th October 2020 -  “This is a testament to the work of advocates, as well as the leadership of Minister Ruston, that this was achieved,” a community sector leader says.  

Up to 12,000 community sector jobs at risk due to funding uncertainty

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  The federal government says it is in “active discussions” with the sector about the funding deal     

New plan says SDGs must inform COVID-19 stimulus spending

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th September 2020 -  Advocates say Australia needs to do better tackling the SDGs    

Equal pay for community sector staff hangs in the balance

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th August 2020 -  The community services sector could lose upwards of $500 million if funding is not renewed

Who’s feeding the food aid charities?

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  The need for emergency food relief in Australia has jumped 46 per cent since January. We take a look at what that means for one of the organisations delivering aid. 
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