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Greens Push Government For Homelessness Targets

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th September 2018 -  The Greens say the Coalition are showing a lack of commitment to fighting homelessness, and are calling on the federal government to introduce specific targets to tackle the problem.

Entries Open for 2018 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd August 2018 -  Employers and charities are encouraged to participate in an expanded 2018 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards, with entries now open for the annual event. Now in its third year, the

Insights From Australia’s Annual Welfare Snapshot

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  An annual snapshot of Australia’s welfare landscape shows its cost to the nation is relatively stable, the number of people on welfare is in decline and while there is an increase in…

Deliveroo Brings Jobs to DSS-Funded Work Program

Paul Carter, Monday, 2nd July 2018 -  A jobs program with $1.38 million in taxpayer money and a “considerable amount” of donor dollars is starting by getting work for its disadvantaged youth at food delivery service Deliveroo.…

Justice Connect Set to Develop National Guide for Volunteering

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th May 2018 -  Charity legal service Justice Connect will use a $250,000 government grant to produce a National Guide for Volunteering, containing legal resources to assist not for profits with

Government Called on to Employ More People With Disability in Public Service

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th March 2018 -  The federal government has been urged to show leadership and get more people with disability working in the Australian Public Service, after three state governments recently announced

New Ideas to Try, Test and Learn

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 9th March 2017 -  Hundreds of people have submitted innovative ideas to help young Australians move from welfare to work. The federal government received nearly 400 ideas from individuals and organisations

WA NDIS Trial Evaluation Slammed

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 3rd March 2017 -  The Western Australian version of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been called “indefensible”, following the release of the long-awaited trial evaluation report

International Award for JobAccess Service

Wendy Williams, Friday, 3rd March 2017 -  An Australian scheme that works to remove barriers to employment for people with disability has received international recognition. Assistant Minister for Social Services and

Giving Study Looks to Volunteer Strength and Recruitment

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 7th June 2016 -  The latest stage in the biggest study of giving and volunteering in Australia, Giving Australia 2016, will see a number of registered charities being invited to participate in a survey

Senate to Probe Social Services Funding Process

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 12th February 2015 -  The Australian Senate has voted to hold an inquiry into how the Department of Social Services provides funding grants to community services. The Greens spokesperson on family and…

UPDATE: Government Funding Delayed After Avalanche of Applications

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  The Federal Government has been forced to extend the current funding arrangements for more than 5000 welfare charities for up to four months as it tries to respond to an “avalanche”…
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