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Crowdfunding is on the rise, but what does that mean for charities?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 15th March 2022 -  “I think there’s definitely a place for traditional aid organisations… that understand the humanitarian response needs that are not just there for tomorrow” Over the past

Too little too late – a tale of disaster

David Crosbie, Thursday, 10th March 2022 -  What makes the floods in NSW and QLD even more devastating is that governments knew they were coming and did very little to prepare, writes David Crosbie, who argues it is time charities

Tracking Corporate Disaster Relief from the Head to the Heart

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 2nd October 2013 -  Globally, there is now a near-universal demand for corporate aid in the aftermath of natural disasters.  Nadia Boyce looks at the hyper sensitive issues around the emotions

Twitter’s Crucial Role During the QLD Floods

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th January 2012 -  A year on from the devastating Queensland floods and a new report has highlighted the crucial role that social media sites, Twitter and Facebook, played in disseminating information…

Queensland NFP’s Funded in Recovery Package

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th April 2011 -  Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Queensland Premier Anna Bligh have announced a $39 million support package for Not for Profits to help in the recovery and wellbeing of people in Queensland…

QLD Emergency Warning Systems Disadvantage Those With Disabilities.

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th March 2011 -  The Queensland flood disaster has demonstrated strengths and weaknesses of Australia’s emergency services and warnings systems, especially in terms of access for people…

Victory on Rental Affordability Scheme

Staff Reporter, Friday, 18th February 2011 -  Welfare groups and the Greens are claiming victory in their bid to save the National Rental Affordability Scheme, with the Government scrapping its proposed $264 million cuts to…

Charities Urge Canberra Over QLD Reconstruction

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th February 2011 -  A delegation of leading community and welfare groups, including Australia’s major charities, is in Canberra to urge the Federal Parliament to include them in the decision…

Commonwealth Bank Provides $5 million for Flood Affected Community Groups

Staff Reporter, Friday, 4th February 2011 -  In the wake of criticism from the Community Council of Australia that Not for Profit organisations are being unfairly excluded from flood relief grants, the Commonwealth Bank has…

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…

Govt Slammed for Excluding NFPs from Recovery Grants

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st January 2011 -  The Community Council for Australia (CCA) has called on the Federal Government to make Not for Profit organisations eligible for flood relief and recovery grants. While CEO of the…

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
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