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QLD’s Latest Social Benefit Bond Targets Reoffending

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  A new social benefit bond aims to reduce the risk of reoffending for young people in Queensland. National Australia Bank (NAB) and not-for-profit organisation Life Without Barriers

Queensland Becomes First State to Unlock NDIS Funding

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  Queensland has become the first state to sign up to the National Partnership DisabilityCare Australia Fund (DCAF) to secure NDIS funding. The Queensland government signed on to

Queensland Launches First Social Benefit Bond

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has launched Queensland’s first social impact bond, seeking private capital to address social issues around out-of-home care in a spin-off of…

Animal Groups Applaud NSW Greyhound Racing Ban, But Other States Say No

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 7th July 2016 -  Animal welfare Not for Profits have called on other Australia states and territories to follow NSW’s lead and ban greyhound racing, but Victoria and Queensland have already said…

The NDIS Rollout has Arrived

Wendy Williams, Friday, 1st July 2016 -  The long-awaited National Disability Insurance Scheme has arrived. The $22 billion NDIS, which is being introduced in stages around the country over the next three years, started

NDIS to Double Disability Services Workforce in QLD

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 12th May 2016 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to create more than 13,000 new jobs in Queensland and double the disability services workforce in the next three years,

‘Trifecta’ Needed to Save Great Barrier Reef

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 6th April 2016 -  The Queensland Government gave the go ahead for the Adani coalmine as scientists warned that Australia is unlikely to meet water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef. But a CSR

Clive Palmer Job Losses Just the Beginning

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 25th January 2016 -  The Queensland financial counselling sector is predicting “a financial storm of Yasi proportions” will wipe out up to 1,500 jobs in the wake of news that Clive Palmer…

Charity CEO and Chairman Swap Jobs

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 14th January 2016 -  One of Australia’s best known child protection advocates, Hetty Johnston AM, has announced she will step down as CEO of the organisation she founded to become the chair of its board.…

Court Clears Aged Care NFP of “Serious Risk” Claims

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th December 2015 -  The Federal Court has awarded financial compensation and quashed “serious risk” claims made by a government quality assurance agency against the Queensland Baptist…

QLD Last State to Sign Up for National Homelessness Partnership

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd November 2015 -  Queensland is the last state or territory to sign onto the joint Commonwealth project plan under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. Queensland’s 180 homelessness…

QLD NDIS Roll Out Ahead of Schedule

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 29th September 2015 -  The Queensland Government has announced the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be available in North Queensland from early 2016 – six months ahead of the full roll…
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