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Disability advocates gear up to fight for more than the NDIS

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  Australia’s disability policy beyond 2020 must focus on more than the National Disability Insurance Scheme and actually be implemented, advocates say in the lead up to a community

Gambling Crackdown To Help Vulnerable Bettors

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  Children and problem gamblers will find it harder to place online sports bets after the introduction of new rules that compel betting agencies to speed up the time it takes to verify

Disability Accommodation Reforms to Increase Choice and Control

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th February 2019 -  Reforms to improve Specialist Disability Accommodation services have been welcomed by disability groups, who say it will allow people with disability more choice and control over

Closing Market Gaps in the NDIS

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st January 2019 -  Disability service providers are being encouraged to take part in new research to help close market gaps in the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Researchers at the Centre for

Government Backtracks on Cuts to Food Relief Charity

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th November 2018 -  The federal government has reversed funding cuts to Australia’s largest food charity, following a severe backlash from the sector and the wider public.     The Minister for Social

Cashless Welfare Card Effectiveness Questioned by New Report

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th July 2018 -  The government’s approach to monitoring and evaluating its controversial cashless welfare card trial is inadequate, an auditor-general report says, leaving its effectiveness

Welfare to Be Docked up to 15 Per Cent to Pay Unpaid Court Fines

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st June 2018 -  The federal government plans to deduct up to 15 per cent of welfare payments for recipients with unpaid courts fines, in order to help people “stay out of jail”. The government announced

Volunteering Tasmania Forced to Close Launceston Office

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st September 2017 -  Volunteering Tasmania has said there is no need to be concerned about the future of the organisation, despite having to close its second office in the space of just 15 months. The Launceston

Changes to Reportable Fringe Benefits

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th December 2016 -  Not for profit employees receiving family assistance or youth income support payments are being warned of upcoming changes to reportable fringe benefits. The Department of Social

Call for NFP Submissions on Services for Unpaid Carers

Lina Caneva, Monday, 7th November 2016 -  The federal government is calling for submissions on the draft service delivery model for services to support and sustain the work of unpaid carers. Assistant Minister for Social…

‘Devastating’ Social Service Funding Cuts Slammed

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 18th September 2015 -  A Senate Inquiry has slammed the Department of Social Service funding process which saw cuts of $270 million and has recommended that five-year contracts be awarded to service providers…

Documents Reveal NFP Sector’s Frustration with Govt

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 4th June 2015 -  Australian charities, Not for Profit organisations and churches have warned that the Not for Profit sector could face greater regulatory burdens and costs if the Abbott Government…
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