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Boards need to be concerned about human rights, quality and safeguarding

Alan Hough, Tuesday, 28th July 2020 -  Recent royal commissions have shown us that when it comes to human rights, boards must take responsibility for the people their organisations support, writes Alan Hough from Purpose

Predictions for 2020: Community services

Doug Taylor, Tuesday, 18th February 2020 -  A report released in the latter part of last year could lead to a tipping point of sorts for the not-for-profit sector in 2020, as the implications of this start to play out and we ask questions

Our royal commission is not yet a safe place for people with disability

Emma Bennison, Wednesday, 6th November 2019 -  Emma Bennison, CEO of Blind Citizens Australia, reflects on her experience putting together a submission to the royal commission and the support – or lack thereof – she received.

Philanthropy in the wake of a royal commission

Emma Morgan, Monday, 28th October 2019 -  Emma Morgan, from The Family Violence Philanthropy Collaboration Project, reflects on what happens when a royal commission sparks the will to change and shares lessons on how funders

Disability advocates say ‘time is up’ for royal commission appointees

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th July 2019 -  A campaign to remove two disability royal commissioners over alleged conflicts of interest has won Senate support, placing further pressure on the government to take action.  

Sector Welcomes Historic Mental Health Royal Commission

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 25th October 2018 -  The announcement of a mental health royal commission by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, if re-elected next month, is a historic moment, a sector leader says. Andrews made the announcement

Greens Call to Extend Royal Commission to Disability Sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th September 2018 -  Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John says he “will not rest” until the aged care royal commission is expanded to cover the disability sector, despite concerns this would “dilute” the

Disability Advocates Question Scope of Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  The social sector says it welcomes the establishment of a royal commission into aged care, but disability advocates are dismayed ongoing calls to address abuse affecting the broader

Royal Commission Allows Social Sector to Help Disability Abuse Victims

Paul Carter, Tuesday, 26th June 2018 -  Only a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with a disability can fund the social sector to support victims to give evidence, get justice and heal, a peak body says.     

Government Response to Child Abuse Royal Commission is Positive, But Will Need to Go Beyond an Apology

Contributor, Wednesday, 13th June 2018 -  Apologies without action become empty words, writes Timothy W. Jones, senior lecturer in history at La Trobe University, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation.

New Toolkit Shows NFPs How to Create a Child Safe Organisation

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd April 2018 -  A new toolkit has been launched in the wake of the royal commission to help not-for-profit organisations understand the practical steps they can take to provide safe places for children.

Why We Must Be Vigilant: Creating Child Safe Organisations

Contributor, Thursday, 8th March 2018 -  Child safety should not be a compliance task but rather something that shapes the fabric of an organisation, writes Criterion ahead of the upcoming Creating Child Safe Organisations
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