Take Survey
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

Federal Government to Update NFP Stats


Friday, 8th June 2012 at 2:00 pm
Staff Reporter
The Gillard Government has invested $1.7 million in an effort to better understand the economic and social contribution made by Australian Not for Profit organisations.

Friday, 8th June 2012
at 2:00 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Federal Government to Update NFP Stats
Friday, 8th June 2012 at 2:00 pm

The Gillard Government has invested $1.7 million in an effort to better understand the economic and social contribution made by Australian Not for Profit organisations.

The Minister for Social Inclusion Mark Butler and the Minister for Community Services Julie Collins have announced the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will update its statistics on the size, value, and economic importance of the Not for Profit Sector.

The new ABS-led work “will provide updated and reliable data about just how significant this sector really is,” according a joint release by Butler and Collins.

“The Government is undertaking the most significant reform agenda for the NFP sector in Australia’s history and the satellite account will support this process."

An 'ABS satellite account' is understood to mean the reporting of statistics that are not part of an ongoing ABS program, according to a government spokesperson.

"On the best presently available data, we understand that the sector consists of around 600,000 organisations, with nearly 60,000 of these considered economically significant,” according to the Ministers’ release.

Collins said the latest available figures date back to 2006-07.

The ABS’s ‘data collection year’ for the updated statistics will be 2012-13 financial year.


 




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Superficial Proxy Measures – the Economist’s Folly

David Crosbie

Thursday, 17th January 2019 at 7:50 am

Predictions for 2019: Charities

Dr Gary Johns

Monday, 14th January 2019 at 5:38 pm

Possible Backlash Caused by Planned Changes to Charities Act

Luke Michael

Friday, 14th December 2018 at 4:13 pm

POPULAR

Australia’s 2018 Human Rights Performance Slammed

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 9th January 2019 at 3:24 pm

Labor Shake-Up to Jobactive Celebrated by Sector

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 9th January 2019 at 5:09 pm

Campaign to Free Aboriginal Women Raises Almost $300K

Luke Michael

Monday, 14th January 2019 at 5:19 pm

Review Reveals Significant Failures in Disability Service Provision

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 8th January 2019 at 4:52 pm

Take Survey
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!