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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

NAB tackles social housing shortage with $2 billion pledge

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  The bank will offer loans of up to $5 million to crisis accommodation providers

Changemaker

The plight of modern slavery and the woman fighting to end it

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  Each year millions of people are enslaved, trafficked and exploited worldwide. It’s an epidemic that as CEO of Hagar Australia Jo Pride is fighting to end. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Dos and don’ts of including volunteer work on your resume

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  We turn to the experts to find out the best ways to include volunteering on your CV

Skiing for sustainability

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 12th October 2019 -  A Danish rubbish-to-clean-energy plant is attracting global attention with its new ski slope

UK fundraising sector vows to fight climate change

Luke Michael, Friday, 11th October 2019 -  The Institute of Fundraising says all charities have a responsibility to deliver change

Opinion

In the struggle to survive, you must get the basics right

David Crosbie, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  With the closure of high-profile charity White Ribbon, Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, highlights three important issues charities must consider to ensure they survive.

Doco of the month: Backtrack Boys

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  What impact can one man and his dog jumping team have on the lives of young people doing it tough in the bush? A profound one, Catherine Scott tells Wendy Williams, as part of a series profiling powerful documentaries in partnership with Documentary Australia Foundation.

Opinion

Australia is bracing for a tsunami of homeless women

Jan Berriman, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  On World Homelessness Day, Jan Berriman from YWCA Housing explains the reasons behind the rise in the number of homeless women and suggests some practical solutions.
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