Developing a NFP Consultation Code
Thursday, 11th October 2012 at 9:06 am
Not for Profits are being asked to take part in workshops across the country to help develop a Consultation Code as part of the National Compact.
The National Compact was signed in March 2010 and outlines the principles through which the Commonwealth Government and the NFP sector can work together to address the challenges facing Australians.
The NFP Reform Council was also appointed in December 2010 to provide advice on the implementation of the NFP reform agenda, and to also lead the development of a Consultation Code.
This Code will sit under the National Compact and will be a practical and operational guide to establishing a more effective way of consultation.
An online survey was undertaken in early 2012 to determine the main issues that should be addressed in the Code.
Workshops are being held from 17 October to 1 November in all capital cities to gain further insights from the NFP sector.
The workshops will have four sessions:
1. Overview of the National Compact, what has been achieved to date, and details of the broader NFP reform agenda;
2. Breakout session – the current barriers to good consultation;
3. Breakout session – current consultation practices that work well;
4. Drafting of recommendations for how both the Government and the NFP sector can do things differently.
The location, date and timing for these workshops are:
Melbourne 17 October 10am – 1pm – Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), Level 19, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
Brisbane 19 October 1pm – 4pm – Westpac, Level 16, 260 Queen St, Brisbane
Sydney 19 October 9am – 12pm – Australian Institute of Company Directors, 20 Bond Street, Sydney NSW
Hobart 22 October 1pm – 4pm – Barrington Lodge Aged Care Centre, 120 Swanston Street, New Town, Tasmania
Canberra 23 October 10am – 1pm – Westpac Commercial Banking, AON Building Level, 11/15 London Circuit, Canberra
Darwin 29 October 8.30am – 11.30pm – Rydges Darwin Airport, 1 Henry Wrigley Drive, Marrara, Northern Territory
Adelaide 30 October 8.30am – 11.30pm – Volunteering SA/NT Level 5, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Perth 31 October 1pm – 4pm – Volunteering WA Venue TBC
Port Hedland 1 November – Timing and venue TBC
To register interest for the please go to Consultation Code Workshops. If you require further information call the Office for the NFP Sector on 1800 607 839.
Further information on the National Compact can be found at www.nationalcompact.gov.au.