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Political Donations Inquiry Set to Give Charities and Not-For-Profits a Voice

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  Not-for-profit organisations are being urged to voice their concerns about the power big businesses exert on government policy, with a Senate inquiry just established to look at

New Study into Residential Care Costs

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 16th August 2017 -  The Turnbull government has announced a new study into the comparative costs of providing residential aged care to older Australians. The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt described

Australian Charities Scrutinised Over ‘Chugger’ Exploitation

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 6th October 2016 -  Concerns that young charity collectors – “chuggers” – are being exploited has sparked an investigation into the practices of some major Australian charities. The Fair Work Ombudsman,

Submissions Condemn Arts Funding Cuts

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd July 2015 -  The Australian arts community has roundly condemned the Federal Government in submissions to a Senate inquiry on the impact of Budget cuts to arts funding. The Legal and Constitutional…

National Child Abuse Redress Scheme ‘Complicated’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th July 2015 -  The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is about to release its recommendations around a national redress scheme but has warned that…

Social Lens for Financial Inquiry’s Final Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th December 2014 -  The final report of the the Financial Systems Inquiry has advised the Federal Government to explore and develop impact investment as an innovative way of potentially funding social…

Don’t Change Refundable Franking Credits – NFP Submission

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 -  National peak donor organisation, Philanthropy Australia has told a Federal Government inquiry into Australia’s financial system that it strongly opposes any changes…

Moves Afoot to Save the ACNC from Going Up in Smoke

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th May 2014 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) may yet be saved from a "bonfire of legislation" after a bill to repeal it was referred to the Economics…

First Steps for Natural Disaster Funding Inquiry

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 29th April 2014 -  The terms of reference for a Productivity Commission inquiry into natural disaster funding arrangements has been released. According to the Federal Government, the inquiry will…

Submissions Slam ACNC Repeal Bill

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 16th April 2014 -  The first submissions to the Senate inquiry into legislation to repeal the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) have condemned the proposed legislation…

Inquiry into Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th July 2013 -  A new inquiry will consider whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks create barriers to people with disability exercising their rights and legal capacity. Attorney-General…
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