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Prison Awaits Welfare Cheats – Government

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 7th September 2015 -  The Abbott Government has warned that people caught cheating the welfare system could face lengthy prison sentences. It comes as a man from Queensland and a Western Australian woman…

Feds Enviro Group Crackdown “Reckless”

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th August 2015 -  The Abbott Government’s move to change environmental law to stop “third party” court appeals by environmental groups has been described as reckless and an unjustified…

Philanthropy to Help Shape Medical Research Fund

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 13th August 2015 -  Federal Parliament has passed legislation to establish the Abbott Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund with an amendment that requires a newly formed Advisory…

Govt Delivers Another Funding Reprieve

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 2nd April 2015 -  The Abbott Government has extended funding to approximately 160 drug and alcohol organisations until June 2016 at a cost of $87 million in a move that has been described as an “11th…

Feds Move Again to Abolish ACNC

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 4th December 2014 -  The Abbott Government has rushed to reintroduce legislation to abolish the national charity regulator on the final days of Federal Parliament, coinciding with the Australian Charities…

Income Inequality to Worsen Under Budget -Senate Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 4th December 2014 -  An all-party Senate Committee Report table in the final days of Federal Parliament has warned that inequality and poverty will worsen in Australia under the Abbott Government’s…

Disability NFP’s Future in Doubt

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 4th December 2014 -  An Australian Not for Profit that was established by the wife of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Hazel Hawke, has warned that it may have to close its doors after 26 years because of…

More Cuts to Foreign Aid Unthinkable – NFPs

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 -  Amid growing speculation of further foreign aid cuts, Australia’s aid agency peak body and Not for Profits working in the field have warned of potentially devastating consequences…

Youth Unemployment Continues to Rise

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 10th November 2014 -  Youth unemployment has risen to its highest level since 2001 and the issue is acting as a “handbrake on the Australian economy”, according to the Federal Labor Opposition.…

Tender Outcomes for Disability Employment Services

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 10th November 2014 -  The Abbott Government has announced that it has completed the competitive tender process of a $300 million per year program designed to help people with disability find jobs. The…

Genuine Partnership with the Community Sector is What’s Needed

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 -    The Abbott Government has killed any momentum for community sector reform at a time when there is increasing demand for services, writes Senator Claire Moore the Shadow

A Charitable View of the Abbott Govt’s First Year in Office

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th August 2014 -  The Not for Profit sector is invited to a challenging discussion with three acclaimed charity leaders about the year that was and what may lie ahead – some 12 months since the…
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