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Facebook Users Donate $15 Million to Nepal

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 14th May 2015 -  Facebook users have donated more than $US15 million to help the people of Nepal after the country was struck by two massive earthquakes – again highlighting the power of social…


Saving Lives from Haiyan to Hagupit

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 11th December 2014 -  Did the humanitarian community do anything that potentially saved lives between Typhoon Haiyan twelve months ago and Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines at the weekend, asks Peter

Social Entrepreneur Gains Top Honour

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th November 2013 -  The young social entrepreneur behind Thankyou Group has been named the Victorian Young Australian of the Year. Daniel Flynn, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Thankyou Group

Commonwealth Bank Provides $5 million for Flood Affected Community Groups

Staff Reporter, Friday, 4th February 2011 -  In the wake of criticism from the Community Council of Australia that Not for Profit organisations are being unfairly excluded from flood relief grants, the Commonwealth Bank has…

NFPs Assist in Cyclone Yasi Aftermath

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd February 2011 -  National relief agencies and supporting Not for Profits have turned their attention and resources towards Northern Queensland in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Cyclone Yasi approaches

Extra Funding for NFPs Providing Disaster Relief

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 -  The Gillard Government will provide an additional $1 million to assist Not for Profit organisations helping flood-affected Queenslanders. The Parliamentary Secretary for Community…

Govt Slammed for Excluding NFPs from Recovery Grants

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st January 2011 -  The Community Council for Australia (CCA) has called on the Federal Government to make Not for Profit organisations eligible for flood relief and recovery grants. While CEO of the…

Responding to a National Crisis: Business Not the Only Voice in Town

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  The voices of the thousands of community services across the country have been shut out of the Prime Ministers the Flood Taskforce which is made up of 13 business and industry

Deadliest Year for Natural Disasters – 2010

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  A Geneva based research centre has described 2010 as the deadliest year from natural disasters in two decades – and Australia ranks in the top ten countries affected. The 12th

Volunteers Source ‘Flood Discounts’ Online

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  A group of volunteers has set up an online website where retailers and service providers can genuinely discount their goods for Australian flood victims. And the founders of Flood…

Travelling Sisters Roadshow – Australian Disaster Recovery

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th January 2011 -  It sounds like something out of a movie – two Sisters from the Sisters of St Joseph are set to travel around Australia in a tour van, raising funds and searching for projects in…

Excluding Community Groups from Flood Relief Makes No Sense

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th January 2011 -  Despite being crucial to the rebuilding effort, it's being claimed that Not for Profit organisations in Queensland and Victoria are being excluded from receiving assistance…
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