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Charities as drivers of employment, productivity, and growth

David Crosbie, Thursday, 26th November 2020 -  If governments were primarily focused on boosting employment and maximising investment in job creation, creating more employment for people in charities would be one of their highest

New study shows targeted support needed for NFP sector

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th November 2020 -  Organisations in the arts, sport, health and aged care sectors have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic  The not-for-profit sector needs targeted assistance for the organisations

Councils sign on to help temporary visa holders

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 1st October 2020 -  There are over 2 million migrant workers, refugees, asylum seekers and international students who have been without financial support during the pandemic  Local councils are being

COVID-19 leaves community sector ‘approaching crisis point’

Luke Michael, Friday, 18th September 2020 -  Workers in the community sector have reported feeling “exhausted and burned out” Community sector leaders warn that organisations will not be able to cope with surging COVID-fueled

‘Now is not the time to cut the coronavirus supplement’

Conny Lenneberg, Friday, 4th September 2020 -  The $550 coronavirus supplement has transformed lives. As a sector, we must now work harder than ever to ensure the October budget includes enough funding to maintain it for the duration

Investing in charities: economic stimulus spending on steroids

David Crosbie, Thursday, 3rd September 2020 -  The Australian Taxation Office has confirmed that 320,000 charity workers are receiving JobKeeper. When it ends, charities will need a higher level of investment if Australia is

Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships

Cathy Humphreys, Wednesday, 26th August 2020 -  The Australian government’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments need to be recognised as crucial tools for preventing domestic and family violence – and need to be maintained, writes

Charities have a key role in the COVID recovery, but what if they aren’t there?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  Experts say the unique business structure of charities makes it harder for them to rebound   Charities are in urgent need of tailored support that recognises their unique circumstances

Vulnerable groups missing out on COVID-19 support

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th July 2020 -  New research calls for the government to widen its support during the coronavirus crisis Australia’s COVID-19 response needs a stronger focus on the structural problems

‘Flexibility and certainty’ – what the charity sector needs from government

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 16th July 2020 -  Fifteen per cent of charities and not for profits said they must retrench staff when JobKeeper ends  Charities fear they will need to cut staff when JobKeeper ends in September, according

COVID crisis forces closure of charity co-op medical clinic

Luke Michael, Friday, 10th July 2020 -  Charities say they are struggling with the uncertainty around the future of government support payments                  A Canberra charity-run medical clinic is shutting down

Faith without work(ers) is dead

John Falzon, Saturday, 4th July 2020 -  To slash JobSeeker and kick people off JobKeeper is not an act of faith, it is an act of unmitigated viciousness, writes Dr John Falzon, who says it’s time we reaffirm the connection
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