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Building communities in a changing environment

Contributor, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  Volunteering Victoria chief executive Scott Miller discusses some of the themes he sees as being relevant to this year’s National Volunteer Week forum on social policy. Volunteering

Filling the Service Gaps That People Keep Falling Through

Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  Health justice partnerships (HJPs) are demonstrating the difference that services working in partnership can make for the communities who need them, writes Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine,

$1M Collaboration for Impact

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th October 2014 -  Eleven communities are in the running for up to $1m to tackle Australia’s most challenging social issues as part of a new initiative called The Search. The Collaboration for…


The Critical Importance of Co-Ops and Mutuals

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th August 2014 -  While recent analyses of the evolving relationship between Government, the Not for Profit sector and communities is compelling but there is a vitally important element missing

United Front Needed to Tackle Youth Unemployment – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Friday, 8th August 2014 -  The Australian Council of Social Service has called on businesses, communities, unions, social services and governments to unite in tackling unemployment in Australia after recent…

First Steps for Natural Disaster Funding Inquiry

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 29th April 2014 -  The terms of reference for a Productivity Commission inquiry into natural disaster funding arrangements has been released. According to the Federal Government, the inquiry will…

Aussie Miners’ ‘Social Licence’ Spurious: Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th February 2014 -  Australian mining companies are employing a debatable and ill-defined concept to justify their presence in local communities, new University of Melbourne research suggests.…


Purposeful Pop-Ups

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th November 2013 -  Communities and Not for Profit organisations are embracing the power of the “pop-up” experience incorporating it into long-term strategies of fundraising, awareness-raising,


Social Procurement as a Game-Changer

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 -  Social procurement has the enormous opportunity to make an impact on individuals and communities through the simple addition of social clauses into contracts writes Mark Daniels,…

Australia Post Seeks NFP Partnerships

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 7th May 2013 -  Australia Post is looking to forge multiple three-year partnerships with Australian Not for Profits to promote inclusion in communities, offering up to $500,000 per year. Under…

Need to Drive Impact Investment in Australia

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 -  The Federal Government has described a newly released report into Impact Investment as highlighting both the need and possibility in Australia to drive more investment into communities.…

Abbott’s Plans For Stronger Communities

Staff Reporter, Friday, 8th June 2012 - 
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.  Photo: Federal Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott has said that he is more interested in an empowered community than in an empowered…
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