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A Universal Superannuation Fund and NFPs

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th October 2009 -  The Australia Institute has proposed the establishment of a Universal Default Superannuation Fund which would raise retirement incomes for many of workers on low income, including Not for Profit employees, who are not actively engaged in decisions ab

AID/Watch Loses Charity Status

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th October 2009 -  Not for Profit organisation AID/Watch has lost it's charitable status after a long running legal battle with the Australian Tax Office - a decision the organisation says will have ramifications throughout the sector.

GST Amendments Affecting NFP Sub-Entities

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th October 2009 -  The Federal Government's proposed reforms to GST laws includes an amendment to ensure that Not for Profit sub-entities are able to access the same GST concessions as their parent entity.

Government Releases National Human Rights Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th October 2009 -  The Federal Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, has released the report of the National Human Rights Consultation Committee that finds overwhelmingly, Australians support the protection of human rights but more is needed to ensure this happens.

Not for Profits Contribution to the Australian Economy – New ABS Figures

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  Australian Not for Profit organisations have contributed close to $43 billion (or 4.1%) to Australia's economy in 2006/07, as measured by gross domestic product, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Homeless To Do Charity Work To Pay Off Fines

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  Homeless and disadvantaged people will be able to pay off fines by doing charity work or treatment programs under a scheme launched today by the NSW Government.

Youth Justice Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  A Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) report details obsessive police monitoring of young people and a detention system that exacerbates high costs and poor outcomes for youth justice across New South Wales.

Former Democrat Supports Rudd Government Third Sector Reform Agenda

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th September 2009 -  Former West Australian Democrats Senator, Andrew Murray who instigated the Senate Inquiry into Disclosure Regimes for Charities and Not for Profit organisations says the Third Sector should not be concerned by the Government's perceived poor response

Launch of Ethics Fellow for NFP Sector

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th September 2009 -  Patrick McClure AO, a former Mission Australia CEO has been appointed as an Ethics Fellow for the Not for Profit Sector to help build community capacity.

QUT To Develop Not for Profit Evaluation Tool

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th September 2009 -  The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (CPNS) at Queensland University of Technology is midway through a project to develop an evaluation tool for Not for Profit Boards and Trustees.
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