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A turning point in the digital divide

Andrea Pearman, Wednesday, 30th September 2020 -  Marking International Day for Access to Information and Right To Know Week, Andrea Pearman considers the additional difficulties digitally excluded groups have experienced this

Aussies want greater support for the one in six kids living in poverty

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th January 2020 -  More than half of Australians report seeing children and families impacted by poverty in their local area Almost 70 per cent of Australians underestimate the level of child poverty

UK Study Tour Opens Doors to New Thinking About Gifts in Wills

Contributor, Friday, 7th December 2018 -  After recently taking part in a UK gifts in wills fundraising study tour, The Smith Family’s Jakki Travers offers her key takeaways from the trip.       I’m a gift in wills tragic!

Disadvantaged Families Left Struggling as Cost of Education Skyrockets

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 18th January 2017 -  A national children’s education charity is calling for urgent support for some of Australia’s most disadvantaged families struggling with the basic costs of their child’s schooling,

NFPs Win Impact Measurement Top Honours

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 12th April 2016 -  Not for Profits took out the top honours in all three categories of the 2016 Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia awards. The SIMNA awards, announced on Tuesday at the Think

PM Invests $4M in Children’s Charity

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 8th February 2016 -  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has awarded a leading children’s education charity, The Smith Family, $4 million to expand its early childhood maths program to help close the skills…

Mentors Needed to Help Students Navigate Career Paths

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 5th October 2015 -  An army of volunteers is needed by Christmas to deliver The Smith Family’s 2016 iTrack online mentoring program, an initiative providing guidance to high school students…

Aussie NFPs to Pocket US$500,000 from Microsoft

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 3rd September 2015 -  Ten Australian Not for Profits will share in US$500,000 cash from Microsoft as part of a global initiative. As part of the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has launched #UpgradeYourWorldAU,…

Charity Calls for More Clarity on Uni Fee Increases

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th August 2014 -  National children’s education charity, The Smith Family, has called on the Federal Government to provide greater clarity to families and young people from low income and…

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…

Disadvantaged Youth Have Poor Financial Literacy – Study

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th July 2014 -  Young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds are behind the pack on financial literacy compared to other countries, according to an international study. The report –…

Partners Tackle Youth Unemployment Together

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd March 2014 -  Big business, the Not for Profit sector and government are building game-changing partnerships in a bid to turn around Australia’s alarming levels of youth unemployment.…
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