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Program helping register First Nations births on last legs

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th February 2022 -  With funding due to run out at the end of the month, Pathfinders Australia is pleading for external funds to keep their doors open  In this day and age, having a birth certificate might

‘It’s hard to fathom’: Homelessness organisations plea for funding certainty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th March 2021 -  Over 180 organisations have signed a letter calling for the government to reverse upcoming cuts    Homelessness and housing advocates say they must be included in a federal funding

What is the real cost of managing a government service or contract?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh tackles the charity overhead debate and asks if you want money from government, what percentage you should be investing to get it and keep it. Some years back there was

How Australia can ‘build back better’ after coronavirus

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 29th April 2020 -  ACOSS has outlined a five-point plan they say will help Australia recover from the pandemic  Australia’s peak body for social services is warning against returning to old social and

More funding promised to men’s behaviour change programs, but we’re still not sure they work

Contributor, Thursday, 27th February 2020 -  The Australian government has committed funding to men’s behaviour change programs in the wake of the murder of Hannah Clarke and her children – but what are they and do they

Community sector struggling to meet demand

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  Australia’s peak welfare body is calling for a $2 billion injection for community services Just 5 per cent of community sector staff believe they can completely meet service demand,

Charity sector gets multi-million dollar fire relief boost

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  The money will go towards food, financial counselling and support services  The federal government will spend nearly $8 million doubling disaster payments for children under the

How good is New Zealand’s budget?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  New Zealand has shown how government can shift from previous budget practices to focus more on measures that reflect the reality of people’s lives, writes Community Council for Australia

Govt Delivers Funds for Frontline Homelessness Services

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th August 2017 -  The federal government has delivered $117.2 million in funding to support front-line services addressing homelessness. Around 85,000 people, particularly women and children

How NFPs Can Make Inroads into Better Consumer Outcomes – PC Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Competition within the social housing sector and initiatives around government-commissioned welfare funding are two areas the not-for-profit sector can make innovative inroads…

Mental Health Spending On the Rise – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd February 2016 -  Spending on mental health services in Australia has hit $8 billion, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report, Mental Health…

Most Vulnerable At Risk of Being Left Behind

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th June 2014 -    Sector reform and its impact on disadvantaged community members was on the agenda at a recent symposium attended by more than 20 faith-based organisations, writes Julie Edwards,
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