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Five ways you can protect your charity from fraud

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  Despite charities being as vulnerable to fraud as any other sector, many are not well equipped to handle it when it happens. But what can you do about it? We turned to the experts to find out.

Senate remains divided on medevac laws

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  Community groups are urging Parliament to save medevac legislation from the scrapheap

UK regulator removes 28 organisations from charity register

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  The charity watchdog says more than £50 million in charitable funds have been accounted for following its inquiry 

ACNC puts charities on hold

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  The regulator says a major IT upgrade is to blame for a blowout in call waiting times

Careers Blog

Overwhelmed?

Marilyn Jones, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  Experienced recruiter Marilyn Jones explains why you’ll be more successful with one application that is focused, than having 20 that are not.

Changemaker

Creating a legacy and Aborginal-led solutions for impact

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  As the CEO of Saltwater Country, Yawuru and Bunuba woman Cara Peek is creating a legacy of Indigenous-led solutions to improve the social, emotional and economic wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Ways motivate your staff through the pre-Christmas slump

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  We look into the top ways managers are motivating their staff in the last few months before the Christmas break 

Hero penguin protector heads to the kennel for retirement

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 19th October 2019 -  A beloved sheepdog responsible for saving a threatened penguin colony heads to retirement   

New NDIA CEO is revealed

Luke Michael, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  The NDIA has appointed a new CEO, 170 days on from Robert De Luca’s shock departure from the role.

Collective Insights

How can we tell if we are making a difference?

Elaine Hendrick, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  The Xfactor Collective specialist member Elaine Hendrick shares some reflections to help strengthen outcomes measurement in your organisation, in the first in our weekly Collective Insights column.

Analysis

UNDP setting the standard for SDG-enabling investment

Rosemary Addis, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  Rosemary Addis and Fabienne Michaux break down the draft SDG Impact Practice Standards and call on Australians to have their say during the consultation period.

Opinion

Revealed: How Australian politicians would bridge the trust divide

Contributor, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  We have heard much in recent years about the declining trust in politicians and politics in Australia, but what do our parliamentarians think about it? Mark Evans and colleagues Gerry Stoker and Max Halupka share their findings.

From the horse’s mouth: Animal charity fesses up to staff underpayment

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  RSPCA NSW has revealed the exact amount it underpaid staff 

We rise and fall together

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  Helping vulnerable Australians when times get tough and preventing people falling through the cracks is not just compassionate – it’s wise, writes Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns.

Traditional owners ramp up fight against Origin Energy to end fracking in the NT

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  Over 30 traditional owners walked out of the meeting after delivering demands to the energy giant 

Senate backs calls for a review of rent assistance payments

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  This follows research showing 170,000 Australian homes were left with less than $35 a day after paying rent

People experiencing homelessness struggling to navigate the NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  The Victorian Homelessness Conference discussed the intersection between the NDIS, homelessness, and mental health

Entry-level jobs for disadvantaged Aussies continue to shrink

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  Anglicare Australia’s latest report reveals entry-level jobs are tougher to find and more competitive to land  

Opinion

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirms less than 2% of NDIS decisions appealed by participants

Geoff Southwell, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  With over 90 per cent of appeal cases potentially subject to undue influence by the NDIA – the very body whose actions are being questioned in the AAT – it is not clear that the NDIS appeals process is at all fair, writes Geoff Southwell.

Opinion

Funding at the Edge

Laura Reed, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  Laura Reed explores the value of funding opportunities to convene social enterprises and others across the ecosystem.

Opinion

The public health issue that’s staring us in the face but being ignored

Tim Costello, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  Gambling is doing extreme harm in Australia. It is time for governments to start treating it as the public health issue it so clearly is, writes Rev Tim Costello AO, chief advocate for the Alliance for Gambling Reform.

Indigenous Australians struggle as nation’s money gap widens

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  The finance gap between Australian cities and regional areas is one of the worst in the developing world

Sector-first video library launches in bid to better support changemakers

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  The X-CHANGE gives not for profits free access to over 100 short videos

Calls for a crackdown on fake crowdfunders

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  One of Australia’s largest crowdfunding platforms is calling for the fundraising industry to fight scams together

Australia’s hunger crisis leaving vulnerable women without food

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  Charities are struggling to cope with a 22 per cent increase in demand for food relief
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