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Increase in Child Poverty a National ‘Shame’

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 16th October 2016 -  Welfare peak body the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has released a new report showing that 731,300 children, or 17.4 per cent of all children in Australia, are living in poverty, an increase of 2 per cent over the past 10 years (from 2

NFPs Not Prepared for Extreme Weather Events

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 13th October 2016 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), said community organisations were still poorly prepared to respond to extreme weather events and the significant impact on their own operations.

New Research Looks for NFP Innovation Improvements

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 13th October 2016 -  New national research into Australia’s not-for-profit organisations aims to uncover greater insights and possible improvements in innovation performance across the sector.
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Lawyers Reach Pro Bono Target for First Time in Five Years

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 11th October 2016 -  Lawyers from large legal firms have reached a voluntary national target for providing pro bono legal services for the first time in five years and increased their work by more than 8 per cent on 2015, according to new research.

Australians Fear for Future Generations of Children

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 6th October 2016 -  The 2016 Valuing Children Initiative benchmark survey has found that 80 per cent of Australians are concerned about the health and happiness of future generations of Australian children.

Charities Still Have Outstanding Annual Information Statement Errors

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 6th October 2016 -  Almost 1,000 Not for Profit organisations have failed to correct financial errors in their Annual Information Statements (AIS) required by the charity regulator, despite warnings and reports of similar errors in 2015. The Australian Charities

Fundraising Peak Takes On CHOICE Report Over Nuisance Charity Calls

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 29th September 2016 -  The Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has embarked on a war of words with Not for Profit organisation CHOICE after the consumer advocacy group released a report which found nuisance charity cold calls were occurring with “alarming frequency”.

Australian Suicide Rate ‘Deeply Disturbing’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 28th September 2016 -  The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures into suicide deaths showing a 10-year high are “deeply disturbing and disappointing”, according to mental health Not for Profit SANE.

Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage Concentrated in Rural Qld

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 27th September 2016 -  The major opposition to same-sex marriage is concentrated in rural areas, in particular in rural Queensland, while the most supportive voters are in the prime minister’s own inner-city Sydney seat, according to new research mapping popular attitude
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Cohesion Begins At a Community Level

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 20th September 2016 -  Communities are the heart and soul of our nation, according to a new discussion paper which argues social cohesion begins at a community level.
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