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Community sector braces for next COVID crisis

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th January 2022 -  “If we close, people who rely on us can’t get help.”  Community service leaders fear vulnerable people will be left to fend for themselves as the Omicron variant forces frontline

Community organisations fear innovation backtrack

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th December 2021 -  Experts say significant investment in technology, resources and upskilling is needed if progress is to be maintained While community organisations successfully innovated to

Lack of career prospects driving community and disability workers away

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th November 2021 -  Nearly one in six community service workers are planning to move away from the sector  Despite disability and care sector workers being proud of the work they do, many report wanting

Help shed light on community sector needs

Contributor, Thursday, 16th September 2021 -  It’s more important than ever for the community sector to provide accurate data about how organisations are coping. Have your say in the annual Australian Community Sector Survey.

How the creative arts and community sector can open opportunities for young people

Jay Mifsud, Tuesday, 13th July 2021 -  Creative programs can build a bridge of equity from the community sector to the arts so all young people, regardless of background, can embrace music and creativity, writes Jay Mifsud

Australia’s community sector threatened by ‘a trilogy of terror’

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  NFPs are struggling against an increased demand for services, a reduction in donations and a collapse in volunteering There’s work to do to ensure the community sector survives,

‘For heaven’s sakes, make it five years’: Community sector frustrated by short funding cycles

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 -  “The most important change governments can make that will provide job security for frontline workers and certainty for people needing services is longer contracts”  Community leaders

Water reform, renting rules, and taking action to end deaths in custody

Contributor, Monday, 19th April 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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On Thursday, the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, ACOSS members

‘Selflessness, commitment and dedication’: Community sector celebrated in honours list

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 26th January 2021 -  Over 43 per cent of the 2021 awards are for outstanding service or achievement in the community, in a year when the Honours List has courted controversy Hundreds of people from the community

A decade of reviews with little social progress in between, new report reveals

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Experts say the community sector must take the cycle of inaction into their own hands For nearly a decade the government has been making the same recommendations for community sector

COVID-19 leaves community sector ‘approaching crisis point’

Luke Michael, Friday, 18th September 2020 -  Workers in the community sector have reported feeling “exhausted and burned out” Community sector leaders warn that organisations will not be able to cope with surging COVID-fueled

Data collaborations enabling innovation

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Mike Davis shares some of the key lessons TaskForce learned from a recent collaboration and what it means for the community sector.  When I first arrived at TaskForce we used multiple
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