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Campaigners Say Same Sex Marriage Bill Must Protect LGBTI Australians

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th November 2017 -  The Australian Parliament must move swiftly to introduce legislation that legalises marriage equality while preserving important anti-discrimination protections for LGBTI

NFPs Welcome Ratification of Convention Against Torture Protocol

Lina Caneva, Friday, 10th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has welcomed the federal government’s move to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) describing the move as a positive…

Tony Stuart Takes the Helm of UNICEF Australia

Wendy Williams, Friday, 1st July 2016 -  The former group CEO of the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA), Tony Stuart, has left the corporate world behind and taken up the helm of UNICEF Australia, the world’s

Not for Profits on Budget Alert

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 -  Community sector organisations will be keeping a close eye on the federal budget, looking to the government to “prioritise revenue raising measures to fund essential services

Australia’s Inequality Gap Widening – UNICEF Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 14th April 2016 -  A new UNICEF report highlights how inequality affects children in high income countries, with some Australian children falling well behind key international measures. Australia’s

NGOs Call for Action Plan on Business & Human Rights

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th February 2016 -  A group of Australia’s leading NGOs has claimed the country is lagging behind the global movement to prevent and address corporate human rights abuses, in a letter to the government.…

Australian Aid Agencies to Assist India’s Earthquake Victims

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th January 2016 -  Australia's overseas aid agencies are preparing to respond with humanitarian aid after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck India’s Manipur State. Oxfam said it was ready…

World’s Poorest Children Left Behind- UNICEF

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 -  Despite significant achievements, millions of children are still living in poverty, dying before they turn five, being denied schooling and suffer chronic malnutrition, according…

NFPs Need to ‘Imagine’ More from Creative Community

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 20th January 2015 -  The Australian man behind one of the biggest charity campaigns ever has called on Not for Profits to start making better connections with advertising and marketing agencies. David…


Back to Basics for CSR

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th May 2014 -  It’s important to see past the trends of the moment and instead look to the fundamentals to run effective Corporate Social Responsibility programs, writes IKEA Sustainability

EXECUTIVE INSIGHT: Homewares and an Ambitious Sustainability Agenda

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th March 2014 -  From soft toy drives to programs lighting refugee tents, today’s corporate sustainability programs have it all. Pro Bono Australia’s CSR journalist, Nadia Boyce,

Welfare Payment Changes Take the Rap for Jobless Rise

Staff Reporter, Monday, 18th November 2013 -  A welfare agency is claiming changes to welfare payments were partly responsible for 55 per cent increase of Australians claiming the Newstart Allowance. According to National…
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