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Federal Govt Extends Advocacy Funding – States Called on to Follow Suit

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 9th August 2017 -  The federal government has extended funding for disability advocacy services to the tune of $60 million, but the not-for-profit sector has warned the biggest risk to advocacy services…

Government ‘Ideologically Opposed to Human Rights’ Says Departing Triggs

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th July 2017 -  The controversial outgoing president of the Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs has described the Australian government as “ideologically opposed…

Charities Send Govt Message to #FixFundraising

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 -  Australia’s charity fundraising regulations “are a mess” costing the sector tens of millions of dollars in lost productivity, according to an open letter presented to the…

Impact Investing Must Put Communities First, NFP Peak Says

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 -  Impact investing must benefit communities, rather than just save government money or create new deals for the finance sector, the peak body for not for profits has said. Last month

Grants for People with Disability to Attend Conferences

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The federal government is offering grants of up to $10,000 to assist people with disability to participate in nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.…

Govt Releases Reform Proposals for Disability Employment Services

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 -  The federal government has released reform proposals for Australia’s disability employment services (DES) which are set to begin in 2018, calling for public feedback from people…

Funds for Mental Health Providers To Transition to NDIS

Lina Caneva, Monday, 31st October 2016 -  The federal government is providing a $3 million assistance package to support mental health providers transition to the NDIS. Mental health service providers will be offered additional

Newstart Spared in Budget Savings Bill, But Threat of Cuts Remains

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 14th September 2016 -  A $6.3 billion budget savings deal between the Coalition and Labor has spared proposed cuts to Newstart, but the peak body for welfare said the threat of social security cuts remains.

AFL Offers Traineeships to Help Young Muslims

Wendy Williams, Monday, 15th August 2016 -  Australia’s largest Not for Profit, the AFL, is offering 10 traineeships to help assist Muslim young people make the step into employment. The positions, worth around $34,000…

Government “Disingenuous” over Community Legal Funding

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th April 2016 -  The Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria) has described the federal government’s claim of a new five-year funding arrangement as “disingenuous” and the sector

Problem Gambling Needs Budget Support

Eisha Gupta , Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) has released a report on the impact of gambling addiction and called on the federal government to include funding for specialist financial

Ad Campaign to Break Cycle of Family Violence

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 20th April 2016 -  A $30 million federal government campaign designed to help break the cycle of violence against women and their children will begin on Sunday. The campaign, called Stop it at the Start
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