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Community Groups Overlooked in Disaster Management – Report

Staff Reporter, Friday, 12th April 2013 -  Communities’ ability to respond to natural disasters is being “severely weakened” by the exclusion of community-based organisations from disaster management planning, a new…


‘Bags of Love’ Needed for WorkCover ‘Misfits’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th September 2012 -  OPINION: Australia’s workers compensation system lacks any social justice program to assist injured workers who face financial stress, unemployment, lack of food, personal

Bushfire Anniversary Highlights Emergency Planning Shortfalls

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 7th February 2012 -  The Victorian welfare umbrella organisation, VCOSS says it is concerned that community sector organisations that provide front-line care and support for Victorians affected…

Queensland Floods: One Year On

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th January 2012 -  It’s a year since devastating floods swept through Queensland, claiming 35 lives and affecting more than 200,00 people but also revealing an incredible community spirit.…

NFPs Assist in Cyclone Yasi Aftermath

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd February 2011 -  National relief agencies and supporting Not for Profits have turned their attention and resources towards Northern Queensland in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Cyclone Yasi approaches

Extra Funding for NFPs Providing Disaster Relief

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 -  The Gillard Government will provide an additional $1 million to assist Not for Profit organisations helping flood-affected Queenslanders. The Parliamentary Secretary for Community…

Responding to a National Crisis: Business Not the Only Voice in Town

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  The voices of the thousands of community services across the country have been shut out of the Prime Ministers the Flood Taskforce which is made up of 13 business and industry

Deadliest Year for Natural Disasters – 2010

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  A Geneva based research centre has described 2010 as the deadliest year from natural disasters in two decades – and Australia ranks in the top ten countries affected. The 12th

Volunteers Source ‘Flood Discounts’ Online

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  A group of volunteers has set up an online website where retailers and service providers can genuinely discount their goods for Australian flood victims. And the founders of Flood…

Travelling Sisters Roadshow – Australian Disaster Recovery

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th January 2011 -  It sounds like something out of a movie – two Sisters from the Sisters of St Joseph are set to travel around Australia in a tour van, raising funds and searching for projects in…

Excluding Community Groups from Flood Relief Makes No Sense

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th January 2011 -  Despite being crucial to the rebuilding effort, it's being claimed that Not for Profit organisations in Queensland and Victoria are being excluded from receiving assistance…

VicRelief Foodbank Providing Urgent Flood Relief

Staff Reporter, Friday, 21st January 2011 -  VicRelief Foodbank warehouse staff pack emergency relief hampers for distribution to Victorian flood victims. Photo by Shannon Reddaway. As flood waters inundate many Victorian…
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