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Have your say on the future of philanthropy

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Thursday, 23rd March 2023 -  The public is being invited to make submissions to the Productivity Commission’s review into philanthropy, signalling another step towards doubling charitable giving

Government announces “wide-ranging” review of charitable giving as it chases philanthropy target

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 13th February 2023 -  A Productivity Commission review on the culture of giving in Australia is the first step towards the government target of doubling philanthropy. The federal government will conduct

Rent assistance reform needed as government stats reveal depth of crisis

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 24th January 2023 -  The nation’s primary housing assistance program is failing. Almost half of low income households receiving Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) are still experiencing rental stress,

Housing and homelessness agreement savaged in Productivity Commission report

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 3rd October 2022 -  The Productivity Commission delivers its verdict on Australia’s housing and homelessness agreement, with extensive recommendations for its future. A Productivity Commission

Limited progress on Closing the Gap, as Australia mourns a legend

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 1st August 2022 -  Limited data means the lack of a clear picture of how we are progressing on Closing the Gap, as Australia mourns one of its foremost campaigners for justice for First Nations.  The latest

When taking a step back is the quickest way forward

David Crosbie, Wednesday, 27th July 2022 -  Revisiting an existing report that identified the barriers faced by not for profits could hold the solutions the sector needs now, writes David Crosbie.  In January 2010, the Productivity…

Closing the Gap is failing our most vulnerable

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  The Productivity Commission has just launched a new dashboard for measuring progress against the Closing the Gap targets. It reveals we are failing our children and young people,

New Productivity Commission data prompts calls for more housing investment

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  Homelessness groups warn that Australia’s housing system remains in urgent need of repair    More than half of low-income private renters are spending unsustainable amounts on

Mental health and income support

Rachel Siewert, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  The Productivity Commission report into mental health showed the punitive nature of the income support system is adversely impacting people’s mental health. Given the issue

Waiting for reform?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th November 2020 -  It’s been 10 years since the Productivity Commission published its report on the charity sector, yet many of the issues it highlighted then are the same today. This suggests we need

Mental health system failing vulnerable Aussies

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st November 2019 -  The Productivity Commission estimates mental illness and suicide is costing Australia up to $180 billion a year  Up to one million Australians are not getting the help they need for

Time to pay up!

David Crosbie, Thursday, 24th October 2019 -  If governments are going to fund charities to provide services in our communities, they need to pay for what it is being delivered, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David
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