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Blitz on Sub-Standard Rooming Houses in Victoria

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th July 2009 -  The Victorian Government has set up a rooming house task force which includes representative from Not for Profit peak bodies and begun a blitz on what it describes as sub-standard rooming houses across the state.

Conroy’s Digital Road Map a Dead-end for Not for Profits

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th July 2009 -  Leading Not for Profit technology organisation Connecting Up Australia (CUA) has slammed the Rudd Government's plan for the digital economy released last week.

Extension to Human Rights Commission Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th July 2009 -  The Federal Government has agreed to a second extension to the reporting date of the National Human Rights Consultation after an overwhelming response from the community.

New PPF Legislation and More Consultation Promised

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th July 2009 -  The Rudd Government has introduced the Tax Law Amendments Bill into Parliament making changes to Private Prescribed Funds and including some changes recommended by the Sector. As well the Government is promising extensive consultation over the suppor

US Administration Wants to Find Innovative Not for Profits

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th July 2009 -  US White House officials are planning to travel across the country to find what President Obama describes as 'the most promising Not for Profits in America' with their cheque book at the ready to spend $US50-million in a new fund to help charities ex

Third Sector Input to Productivity Commission Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd June 2009 -  Pro Bono Australia has canvassed some of the 152 submissions received by the Productivity Commission's investigation into the contribution of the Not for Profit sector and found a large number of organisations questioning the focus of the study and t

Responses to Draft Legislation on Improving PPFs

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd June 2009 -  Philanthropy Australia has warned that draft legislation aimed at improving the integrity of Prescribed Private Funds still leaves donors and trustees with an undesirable lack of certainty.

Pro Bono Lawyers Project

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd June 2009 -  The Federal Government is to fund a project to help retired lawyers and lawyers taking a break from their careers to become involved in pro bono legal work.

The Economic Downturn and Demand for Third Sector Services

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd June 2009 -  Charities and giving research group Givewell is studying the effect of the financial crisis on the demands for Third Sector services in Australia with a new online survey.

Call to Review Pensioner Transport Scheme

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd June 2009 -  NSW disability providers are calling on the Federal Government to review the current disability transport scheme and consider the minor improvements needed to ensure that public transport is as accessible all people with a disability.
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