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Charities told to clean up their act when it comes to donation bins

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th April 2019 -  Charities with donation bins will need to apply for a new permit to keep the donation sites standing in a local Melbourne council, in a move aimed at tackling the growing problem of unauthorised

Netflix Cleaning Craze Puts Charities Under Pressure

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th January 2019 -  While January is traditionally the biggest material donation month of the year for charities, the Marie Kondo “Tidying Up” craze currently sweeping the nation is putting charities

Benefits of One-on-One Care For Charities Uncovered

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 8th January 2019 -  Increasing the one-on-one time between charity volunteers and those in need by just over an hour can reduce the number of times people come back for help by up to 25 per cent, new research

Australia Warned Not to Follow NZ Welfare Reform

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd October 2017 -  Australia must be careful not to follow in New Zealand’s footsteps when it comes to welfare reform, an international advocate has warned. Vanessa Cole, the coordinator for Auckland

Work for the Dole Denounced as ‘Demonstrable Failure’ as Govt Announces Crackdown

Wendy Williams, Monday, 1st May 2017 -  The social sector has reiterated calls to abolish the Work for the Dole program describing it as a “demonstrable failure” amid claims the government is set to crackdown on people who

Government to ‘Revolutionise’ Approach to Welfare Spending

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 20th September 2016 -  The Coalition has revealed a new plan for social security spending with the aim of ending welfare-dependency among at-risk groups, but it has already drawn criticism from community

Budget 2016: Entrenching Inequality

John Falzon, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  The treasurer wants Australians to live within our means. But this budget does nothing to give ordinary people the means to live, writes Dr John Falzon, national CEO of the St Vincent

Woman’s $4 Million Charity Gift

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 15th September 2015 -  A Newcastle woman has left her entire estate, estimated to be worth around $4 million, to charity to support homeless people.      Lily Fardell When Lily Fardell…

Sector Call to Arms Over ‘Fair’ Australia – Progress 2015

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 7th May 2015 -  The national CEO of the St Vincent de Paul society has delivered a passionate call to arms against  the “enemy” of the Federal Government, which he said had “ripped…

Guide Dogs Most Trusted Charity

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 -  For the second year running, Guide Dogs has been voted Australia’s Most Trusted Charity in the annual Australian Reader’s Digest Magazine’s Most Trusted Brand…

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Where’s the Gender Equality for Sole Parents?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 16th October 2012 -  Gender and class equality should go hand in hand says John Falzon, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council Chief Executive and a member of the Australian Social Inclusion Board…

$2 million Plan to Combat Dumping Burden on Charities

Staff Reporter, Friday, 11th May 2012 - 
Flickr image:  Some rights reserved by theerstwhilekate  The Victorian Government has announced a $2 million plan to help charities fight back…
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