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What is The Greens’ vision for the social sector?

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th April 2019 -  Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says protecting charitable advocacy and ensuring community organisations are properly funded will be her party’s major priorities in Australia’s

Greens Pressure Labor and Crossbench to Reject Foreign Donations Bill

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th April 2018 -  The Greens have placed pressure on the opposition and crossbenchers to reject the foreign donations bill outright, despite indications from the Labor Party that they would be open

Greens Call for Universal Basic Income

Luke Michael, Thursday, 5th April 2018 -  Greens leader Richard Di Natale has proposed a radical overhaul of Australia’s welfare system through the introduction of a universal basic income scheme, but critics believe this

Many Australians Don’t Have Access to Critical Social Services

Rachel Siewert, Thursday, 16th June 2016 -    Opinion: The Greens community spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert, told a National Press Club forum this week that it was her job to keep the issues of the Not for Profit sector

Making Audio Description Trials Permanent

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 17th May 2016 -  The Australian Greens are calling for ABC iview audio description trials to be made permanent, launching a package they said would ensure the continued rollout of the service for

Senate Votes on Disability Abuse Inquiry

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 11th February 2015 -  The Australian Senate has voted unanimously to hold a national inquiry into the abuse of disabled people in institutional and residential settings. Disability advocates, including…

Mixed Bag for NFPs on Red Tape Repeal Day

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th March 2014 -  The Not for Profit sector can expect a mixed bag of changes, including legislation to abolish Australia’s charity regulator as part of the Federal Coalition Government’s…

Govt Must Slash Charity Regulator – Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th February 2014 -  The Abbott Government must remain firm in its pledge to abolish the charities commission and reduce red tape in the Not for Profit sector, according to a highly critical report by The…

Greens Push for Income Support Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st May 2012 -  The Australian Greens have announced plans to move for a Senate inquiry into the adequacy of the income support system. Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens spokesperson for Family and…

Perfect Storm Threatens NFP Sector

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st March 2011 -  Greens Senator Rachel Siewert alongside Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services Kevin Andrews at the ACOSS National Conference.  Photo: Ryan Witcombe

Greens Leader to Address Australian Sustainability Awards

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 18th November 2010 -  Greens leader, Senator Bob Brown will be the keynote speaker at 10th annual Australian Sustainability Awards next month in what will be his first speech to a corporate and investor…

Greens Support Sector Reform

Staff Reporter, Monday, 9th August 2010 -  The Greens have welcomed the Labor Governments reform agenda for the Not for Profit sector saying it pledged to keep the government honest on delivering its reform promises. The Greens…
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