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Shorten Reveals Jobs Plan

Lina Caneva, Monday, 18th May 2015 -  Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has unveiled his plan to boost employment in Australia, saying science, technology, engineering and maths will be the central jobs of the…

Feds Renew Homelessness Program Funding

Lina Caneva, Monday, 23rd March 2015 -  The Federal Government has extended homelessness funding for another two years, providing $230 million under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness –  just…

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Backing Up or Carving Out? The Role of Government in Supporting Social Enterprise

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th November 2014 -  Recognition of the role of social enterprises and intermediaries is needed in Australia to clarify their place in, and importance to Federal policy and the economy more broadly writes

CSR Leaders Appear at Government Inquiry

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th September 2014 -  Representatives of the responsible business movement are giving evidence at the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into the role of the private sector in Australia’s aid program.…

Opposition Parties Respond to NFP Sector Survey

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 4th September 2014 -  The major Federal Opposition parties have responded to Pro Bono Australia’s State of the Not for Profit Sector survey saying the Abbott Government must heed the words of the…

Academic Warns of Australia’s Disappearing NFP Sector

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th August 2014 -  Australia’s Not for Profit sector risks disappearing and becoming just another rival business in a privatised service market under the current Federal and State Government…

Legal Support for Those Going It Alone

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th June 2014 -  A new Federally funded program, which will support people representing themselves in Federal and Federal Circuit Courts in NSW, Victoria, ACT and Tasmania, is under construction…

Australia to Learn from UK Experience of Poverty and Inequality?

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd May 2014 -  UK philanthropic leader and author Julia Unwin will meet with Federal and State MPs including Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews on issues around poverty and inequality during…

Volunteer Funding In Doubt

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th February 2014 -  Ongoing funding for Australia’s national and state volunteer peak bodies is set to end on June 30 without any future funding commitments from the Coalition Government, putting…

Feds Plan Changes to Human Rights Commission

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 11th February 2014 -  The Federal Government is planning to legislate reforms for the Human Rights Commission amid concerns it focuses too heavily on anti-discrimination issues. Federal Attorney-General…

Court Action Over Disability Payment Scheme

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st January 2014 -  Lawyers for 10,000 intellectually disabled workers in Australia have sought a court order over the Federal Government’s latest payment scheme. Compensation law firm, Maurice…

Coalition Gives Andrews Control of the Not for Profit Sector

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th September 2013 -  Kevin Andrews has been named Minister for Social Services, under Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott’s cabinet – placing most of the control of the Not for Profit sector…
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