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Tackling the Complex Barriers to Gender Equality in Asia-Pacific

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th November 2017 -  Joanna Hayter is stepping down as CEO of the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) this week, after seven years in the role. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Analysis

Increasing Wages Would Make The Australian Economy Safer

Stephen Kinsella, Friday, 17th November 2017 -  A lack of wage growth is hurting those on low to middle incomes, with almost a third of Australian households “over-indebted”, writes Stephen Kinsella from the University of Melbourne in this article that was first published in The Conversation. 

Gender Pay Gap Sees Women Earning $26,000 Less a Year

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th November 2017 -  New data shows that the gender pay gap in Australia is trending down, but women on average still earn more than $26,000 a year less than men, and hold just 16.5 per cent of CEO roles.         

Royal Commission Demands Action in Wake of Shocking and Systemic Failures

Wendy Williams, Friday, 17th November 2017 -  The social sector is calling for immediate action to keep vulnerable children out of prison after the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, revealed “shocking and systemic failures”.

Choosing the Right Job Title Vital for NFP Recruitment

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th November 2017 -  Choosing the right job title is “very important” for not-for-profit organisations to attract the right candidates to a position, according to a leading not-for-profit recruitment agency.

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th November 2017 -  Humanitarian aid agency, Australian Red Cross has moved all of its third party fundraising to an employment model.

Students’ Educational Outcomes Improve With Volunteer Support

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th November 2017 -  Trained community volunteers in schools improved student behaviour and engagement, and delivered better educational outcomes, according to a new report by Victorian-based children’s education charity Ardoch Youth Foundation.

Resilience At Work: Unlocking Performance Through Change and Challenge

Contributor, Thursday, 16th November 2017 -  In the modern workplace, it often feels like uncertainty is the only certainty, writes Mike Hennessy, principal consultant, facilitator, psychologist at J&G Consulting, who has just released his new ThinkPaper; Resilience in the Workplace.

Are Millennials Really as Selfish as Everyone Says? The Stats Are In

Contributor, Thursday, 16th November 2017 -  Google has a lot to answer for when it comes to Millennials, according to QUT giving researchers Wendy Scaife and Marie Balczun.

Opinion

Yes to Same Sex Marriage: Human Rights in the Balance

Amy Maguire, Wednesday, 15th November 2017 -  As Australians say ‘yes’ to marriage equality, the legal stoush over human rights now takes centre stage, writes Amy Maguire, senior lecturer in international law and human rights at the University of Newcastle, in this article that was first published in The Conversation.

Campaigners Say Same Sex Marriage Bill Must Protect LGBTI Australians

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th November 2017 -  The Australian Parliament must move swiftly to introduce legislation that legalises marriage equality while preserving important anti-discrimination protections for LGBTI Australians, according to the Law Council of Australia and “yes” campaigners.

Negotiations Begin Over New SA NFP Funding Contracts

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th November 2017 -  Consultation has begun over government funding contracts for all not-for-profit organisations in South Australia – the first changes to terms and conditions in nearly a decade.

Australia Votes Overwhelmingly Yes for Same Sex Marriage

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th November 2017 -  Australians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of same sex marriage with the yes vote winning more than 60 per cent of votes.

Calls For Volunteering to Be Embedded in All Schools

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th November 2017 -  Volunteering can improve educational outcomes for young people and should be embedded in the Australian curriculum, according to an educational review submission from the nation’s peak volunteering body.

New CEO of Impact Investment Group Says Sector is Thriving

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 14th November 2017 -  The impact investment scene in Australia is thriving, according to Daniel Madhavan, who has been appointed the new CEO of leading Australian impact fund manager, Impact Investment Group (IIG).

Changemaker

One to Watch: Nkosana Mafico

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 14th November 2017 -  Nkosana Mafico is the founder and chief of the Council for Young Africans Living Abroad (CYALA), a leading development organisation for young Africans aged 18 to 28. He is One to Watch.

Perth Convention Bureau Hosts Aspire Program Free Information Event

Contributor, Tuesday, 14th November 2017 -  To assist potential applicants of the West Australian 2018 Aspire scholarship program, the Perth Convention Bureau will host an annual free information event in Perth in February.

Project Looks to Boost Renewable Energy Use at NFPs

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 14th November 2017 -  A new program is set to be launched in Melbourne, which will enable not-for-profit organisations to install and benefit from renewable energy systems.

Simple Formula to Keeping your Data Safe

Contributor, Tuesday, 14th November 2017 -  With more and more Australian organisations moving their workloads to the cloud, it’s important to ensure data remains secure, says not-for-profit technology specialists Brennan IT.

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th November 2017 -  The draft of a conservative marriage equality bill has been released, offering stronger religious freedom protections for faith-based charities - but critics say the bill, which would amend the Charities Act 2013, would allow religious charities to discriminate against LGBTI people.

Changemaker

CEO Marks 20 Years Providing Support for Unmet Community Need

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th November 2017 -  Geoff Batkin recently celebrated 20 years at the helm of Wesley Mission Queensland, one of the state’s largest not for profits. He is this week’s Changemaker.

UN Slams Australia For Marriage Postal Survey and Refugee Treatment

Luke Michael, Friday, 10th November 2017 -  The United Nations Human Rights Committee has slammed the Australian government for the same-sex marriage postal survey and its treatment of asylum seekers – just weeks after Australia was elected to the UN’s Human Rights Council.   

Health Care and Social Assistance Industry Driving Employment Growth

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th November 2017 -  The health care and social assistance industry has been the strongest contributor to employment growth across Australia in recent years, according to an analysis of recently released 2016 Census employment figures.

Job Creation Facilitated Through Social Enterprise Procurement

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th November 2017 -  Australia’s leading social enterprise development organisation is set to embark on a new strategic direction, with the aim of creating 1,500 jobs for disadvantaged Australians over the next four years.

World’s Biggest Mining Company Sides with Enviro Groups in Advocacy Standoff

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 9th November 2017 -  Environmental groups have welcomed an announcement by the world's biggest mining company that it will not support a push to strip environmental groups of their right to advocate.

Government Called to Remedy “Abysmally Low” Welfare Payments

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th November 2017 -  Prominent Jesuit priest and human rights lawyer, Father Frank Brennan, has called on Australia’s political leaders to remedy “abysmally low” Newstart and Youth Allowance payments, which he said have set the nation on a path of growing inequality.
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