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Government to Host Social Inclusion Conference

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th November 2009 -  The Rudd Government is to host a social inclusion conference in Melbourne on 28 and 29 January 2010.

Commission Welcomes Partnership on Housing

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th November 2009 -  The Disability Discrimination Commission has congratulated leaders from the housing and community sector who have met and committed to developing a national strategy to improve the design of houses to meet the changing needs of families.

Productivity Commission Releases Draft Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th October 2009 -  There is a need for wide-ranging reforms and a reduction in compliance costs faced by the Not for Profit sector, according to a much anticipated draft research report released by the Australian Productivity Commission.

Productivity Commission Releases Draft Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th October 2009 -  There is a need for wide-ranging reforms and a reduction in compliance costs faced by the Not for Profit sector, according to a much anticipated draft research report released by the Australian Productivity Commission.

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.
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