Community Sector Banking

Poor Government Response to the Senate Inquiry into NFP Disclosure Regimes

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st August 2009 -  Given the plethora of inquiries and investigations into the Third Sector, you may have wondered whatever happened to the recommendations of the Senate Inquiry into Disclosure Regimes for Charities and Not for Profit organisations.

Productivity Commission’s Draft Report Due

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st August 2009 -  As the Productivity Commission prepares to deliver its draft report into the contribution of the Not for Profit sector in early October, Pro Bono Australia looks at two more submissions from vastly different perspectives - finances and volunteers.

Transparency, Accountability & Performance Measurement – Les Hems Visit

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st August 2009 -  A GuideStar model database of Australian Third Sector organisations would increase Not for Profit transparency, accountability and performance measurement here, according to Les Hems, the Director of GuideStar UK.

Victorian Government’s Not for Profit Futures Summit

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st August 2009 -  Victorian Not for Profits are being asked to get together to plan for the future - by taking part in the Victorian Government's Future Summit on Saturday 19th September.

National Compact Draft Principles Released for Discussion

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th August 2009 -  A National Compact between the Federal Government and the Australia Not for Profit Sector would include a statement of agreed principles as well as a prioritised action list to ensure the Compact can make a difference.

Government Provides $21 million to Support Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th August 2009 -  Not for Profit organisations, who are supported by volunteers, can apply for Australian Government grants of up to $5,000 to purchase equipment and cover the cost of petrol.

Tax Treatment Reform for Special Disability Trusts

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th August 2009 -  The Federal Government has released a consultation paper on proposed reforms to the tax treatment of special disability trusts to ease the financial burden on people with disabilities as well as their carers and families.

Online Forum to Discuss Draft Principles of NFP National Compact

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd August 2009 -  Not for Profits will be able to begin discussing the Federal Government's Draft Principles for a National Compact at an Online Forum from today (August 3rd, 2009) however the full details of the draft will not be released until the end of the week.

Sea and Tree-Change Families Face Life On The Fringe

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd August 2009 -  Despite the attractions of a sea or tree-change, a new report has found that once families moved they faced significant barriers which affected their ability to participate in their new community and local NFP organisations were having take on the ex

Not for Profit Wins PM’s Environmentalist of the Year Award

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd August 2009 -  Environment group and Not for Profit organisation Earthwatch has won the top prize in the annual Banksia Foundation Awards - the Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year.
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