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Flexible Working is a Win-Win

Wendy Williams, Friday, 23rd June 2017 -  As many as four in 10 Australians said they would leave a job if they were not offered the flexibility they needed, according to a new survey which revealed Australians are “still too inflexible with flexibility”.

Leading A Purpose Driven Economy

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 23rd June 2017 -  There is a stark difference between management and leadership, a Victorian conference has heard.

Opinion

Different Does Not Mean Bad

Bill Gamack, Friday, 23rd June 2017 -  Senator Pauline Hanson’s comments that children with disability should be removed from mainstream classrooms could have a damaging impact on how disability is viewed in Australia, writes EPIC Assist CEO Bill Gamack.

Social Enterprise Leaders Funded For World Forum

Rachel McFadden, Thursday, 22nd June 2017 -  More than 60 Australian social enterprise leaders have been announced as recipients of the Social Enterprise World Forum Australian Bursary Fund.

Opinion

Divide and Conquer

David Crosbie, Thursday, 22nd June 2017 -  With environmental charities in the firing line over DGR status the sector must stay strong and not become divided, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA).

Senate Calls for Robo-Debt Program to be Put on Hold

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 22nd June 2017 -  Centrelink’s controversial robo-debt program should be put on hold and drastically overhauled, according to a Senate Committee report.

Hot Topic

A Philanthropic Matchmaker

Contributor, Thursday, 22nd June 2017 -  Jane Richmond, a philanthropic specialist at Perpetual, discusses some of the current trends in the philanthropy sector and how she sees it developing over coming years.

Young People Speak Out on Foreign Policy and a Collective Future

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  Young people are more than “smashed-avo-eating, latte-sipping citizens”, according to leaders of Australia’s largest youth organisation who took their message to Parliament in a bid to challenge stereotypes and share their vision for foreign policy.

The Bottom 100 Shines a Light on the World’s Poor

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  A global not for profit dedicated to fighting poverty has launched The Bottom 100, a list of the world's poorest individuals who are struggling at the other end of “rich lists”.

Gender Inequality and Religious Intolerance Pull Australia Down in Ranks

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  Gender inequality, a lack of religious tolerance and political terror are negatively affecting Australians’ quality of life, a new report has revealed.

Social Sector Says NSW Budget is ‘Disappointing’

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  Leading charities and peak bodies have declared the NSW budget a “missed opportunity” to address the state’s housing crisis and offer support to the state's most vulnerable.

Blueprint for Australia’s Response to Global Refugee Crisis

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  More than 42,000 Australians have backed a blueprint on how Australia should best respond to the global refugee crisis as “shocking” new figures reveal 20 people are displaced every minute.

SDGs A Powerful Framework For CSR

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  The Sustainable Development Goals provide a powerful framework for business to engage in corporate social responsibility according to LBG and Corporate Citizenship co-founding director Mike Tuffrey.

Hot Topic

Shared Value in Health: A System of Incentives

Amelia Moulis, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  In a system incentivised for volume, health sector opportunities lie in defining and innovating for quality, and the improved health outcomes it generates, writes Amelia Moulis, in the second in a three-part series exploring the opportunities of shared value across three different sectors.

Spotlight

The Perfect Fit

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  For the founder of HERO Condoms, a social enterprise which aims to save lives and fight HIV/AIDS in developing countries, combining business smarts with the heart has become the perfect fit.

Mexican Food Franchise Tackles Food Scarcity

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 20th June 2017 -  An Australian food company, with 165 franchises worldwide, has reached a milestone by providing 15 million meals to those in need.

Power Company Supports Renewable Energy in Community Organisations

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 20th June 2017 -  An Australian power company is supporting not for profits and community organisations to build small-scale renewable energy solutions.

Coffee Table Book Aims to be the ‘Bible’ For Social Enterprises

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 20th June 2017 -  Work on a coffee-table book which is hoping to become “a bible for social enterprises” has begun.

Expanding The Hunting Ground – A Conversation About Consent

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 20th June 2017 -  As many as one in five women and one in 20 men in Australia have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15.

Lead Your Collaborations To Success

Contributor, Tuesday, 20th June 2017 -  Join Social Leadership Australia for a two day Art & Skill of Collaboration Masterclass.

Calls for Family Violence Victims to Access Super

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Victims and survivors of family violence should be able to access their superannuation as a “band aid” measure, according to industry superfund HESTA which is calling for “urgent action” to address the issue.

Calls to Abandon Cashless Welfare Card Voted Down in Senate

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  The government, ALP and crossbench have voted down an Australian Greens senate motion calling for the controversial cashless welfare card expansion to be abandoned.

Up to $1M in IT Support and Advice for NFPs and Social Enterprises

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Not for profits and social enterprises are eligible to receive up to $1 million in expert IT and technology support free of charge.

Sector Welcomes Much Needed Boost to Humanitarian Aid

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Australia’s leading international humanitarian organisations have received a much needed boost to better prepare for, and respond to, humanitarian crises across the Pacific and the world.

Australians Make Record Donations to Support Refugees

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Australian individuals and former refugee communities have made the largest donation to date to support refugees.

Disability Advocates Celebrate the End of Australia’s ‘Book Famine’

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Disability advocates are celebrating an end to the so-called “book famine”, which saw the restriction of accessible books to blind, partially sighted and dyslexic Australians due to copyright law.
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