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Mental Health Gets Final Reform Funding

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd May 2013 -  National youth mental health foundation, Headspace will deliver a new youth treatment service as the final element of the Federal Government’s national mental health reform…

Millions of Volunteers Thanked in National Volunteer Week

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 14th May 2013 -  Volunteering Australia has engaged 18 ‘real life’ volunteers to grace its posters and social media pages to promote this year’s National Volunteer Week. Described…

National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd May 2013 -  Seven community organisations from across Australia have been recognised for their outstanding work to prevent and tackle homelessness, as recipients of National Homelessness…

States Sign Off on Homelessness Agreement

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th March 2013 -  All State and Territory housing ministers have finally made a deal with the Federal Government in a $320 million agreement to continue national homelessness services but the Not…

NFP Code of Best Practice

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 19th March 2013 -  The Federal Government has released a draft Code of Best Practice for Engagement with the Not for Profit sector to mark the third anniversary of the National Compact. The Minister…

Call for NFP Mental Health Service Tenders

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th February 2013 -  Community organisations have been invited to tender for twenty new Family Mental Health Support Services that will provide intensive support to vulnerable children and young people…

Research Centres to Target Substance Use and Suicide

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st January 2013 -  Two new national research centres have been launched into the most pressing mental health issues affecting the Australian community – substance use and suicide. The centres…

New Resource to Help Parents with Mental Illness

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th January 2013 -  A new DVD to help parents with mental illness talk to their children about their condition has been launched by the Minister for Mental Health, Mark Butler. The DVD, Family Focus, was…

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Government’s Role in Creating ‘Shared Value’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th January 2013 -  The Australian community needs to work harder at improving the relationship between government, the Not for Profit sector and business to create shared value, says the Federal Minister

Sector Welcomes ACNC Launch

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th December 2012 - 
Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury launches the ACNC in Melbourne. Picture: Lina Caneva The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has been officially launched…

Volunteering Australia Re-Emerges

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th November 2012 -  The nation’s peak volunteer organisation Volunteering Australia has held its first Annual General Meeting under its new constitution, co-opting President Paul Lynch to…

Opinion

Mental Health reform needs a Collective Impact approach

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 28th November 2012 -  Australia’s first Report Card into mental health and suicide highlights the need for a collective impact approach, say social change advocates, Dawn O’Neil AM and
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