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Charity Sector Looks To Improve Complaint Handling

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th April 2018 -  Major peak bodies in the not-for-profit sector have launched a “desperately needed” policy to improve how charities handle complaints. These 11 peak national bodies – including

Equipping Policymakers for Ambitious Change

Matt Ryan, Friday, 1st December 2017 -  Matt Ryan, the director of Public Policy and Strategy at The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, looks at what social innovation could learn from climate action. Late in the

Report Calls for Government to Defend Democracy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th June 2017 -  The Australian government is being urged to take action to “defend democracy” and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest. A new Human Rights Law Centre report,

ACOSS Urges Super Changes for Low Income Earners

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has urged the federal government to double the proposed tax offset for people on low incomes to deliver better…

Funding for NFPs to Reduce Violence Against Women

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 21st July 2015 -  New Federal Government funding will allow community organisations to apply for grants to deliver projects to reduce violence against women and their children.  A total of…

Australia One of the Least Generous Countries – Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th July 2015 -  Australia is at risk of becoming the least generous it has ever been in terms of foreign aid, according to a report by one of the world’s largest Not for Profits. The ONE Campaign,…

Justice System Shake-Up for People With Disability

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 7th July 2015 -  The South Australian justice system will receive a shake-up following the alleged abuse of seven children with disability by a school bus driver. Dignity for Disability politician…

Blind Woman Sues ABC for Discrimination

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 7th July 2015 -  A blind woman in NSW is suing the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for failing to provide audio description as part of its regular TV programming. Suzanne Hudson from coastal…

Budget Outcome: Communicating NFP Impact

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th May 2015 -  In the wake of the Federal Budget, the days of Government support for the Not for Profit sector are somewhat limited but solving social issues starts with communication, writes  

Shorten Reveals Jobs Plan

Lina Caneva, Monday, 18th May 2015 -  Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has unveiled his plan to boost employment in Australia, saying science, technology, engineering and maths will be the central jobs of the…

Philanthropists Urge Changes to International Giving

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th May 2015 -  National peak body Philanthropy Australia has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott ­calling for a better tax regime to support international philanthropy. The letter,…

QLD NFP Calls for Human Rights Act

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th April 2015 -  Not for Profit advocacy group, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated has called on the new Palaszczuk Government to urgently introduce a Human Rights Act in Queensland to redress…
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