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EXCLUSIVE: Inside the ACNC

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 10th February 2015 -  The Liberals want to get rid of it, Labor wants to save it and the Not for Profit sector says that it needs it. Journalists Xavier Smerdon and Nadia Boyce go behind the scenes for an exclusive…

Morrison Dumps Marriage Counselling

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 -  New Social Services Minister, Scott Morrison, has dumped a controversial Government plan to offer marriage counselling to couples costing $17 million in favour of funding front…

Morrison Takes on Social Services Ministry

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 21st December 2014 -  New Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to make getting people off welfare and into paid employment one of his top goals. Morrison was promoted from his immigration…

2014 – The Year of NFP Change

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 18th December 2014 -  It was a very big news year for the Australian Not for Profit sector and as 2014 comes to a close, Pro Bono Australia looks back at the year that was and what made the biggest impact on the…

Aussies Mixed Views on Multiculturalism – NFP Report

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 30th October 2014 -  Most Australians believe that multiculturalism is good and that more immigrants should be accepted into the country, but an even larger majority think that the Australian way of…

Housing and Homelessness Policy ‘Shelved’

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 28th October 2014 -  The Federal Government says it is continuing to negotiate on issues of housing and homelessness despite revelations that the Coalition’s long awaited policy review has been…

ACOSS Push for Welfare Funding

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 28th October 2014 -  Welfare peak body ACOSS has called for a  6 months rollover of funding for any Not for Profits facing an end or reduction to their funding after the Abbott Government was forced…

Scrapping ACNC Will “Break Shackles of Red Tape” – Andrews

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has declared that abolishing the national charity regulator will “break the shackles of red tape around the ankles” of Not for…

Federal NFP Grant Funding Still Months Away

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 21st October 2014 -  The Federal Government is yet to decide on the funding applications of thousands of Not for Profits under the new Department of Social Services Grant scheme – despite many only…

PM’s Community Business Partnership Reborn

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 21st October 2014 -  The Federal Government has re-established the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership announcing the line-up of community and business leaders enlisted to advise…

Applications Open for Families Expert Panel

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 21st October 2014 -  Applications are now open for Not for Profit individuals or organisations to provide services as part of the Government’s Families and Children Expert Panel. The Australian…

Feds Start Aged Care ‘Red Tape Reduction’ Trial

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 10th October 2014 -  Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has launched a trial which he says aims to cut red tape in the aged sector, in a move that has been panned by a peak body working in the field. Andrews…
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