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Child Protection Changes to Impact Charities and NFPs

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th July 2018 -  Changes to child protection legislation in wake of the child sexual abuse royal commission will impact the way charities and not for profits deal with children and prompt a review

Victorian Opposition Commits to Trial Extending State Care

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th June 2018 -  The Victorian opposition leader has promised to trial the extension of state care from 18 to 21 if successful at the upcoming state election, putting pressure on the state government…

Victoria Takes ‘Exciting Step’ to Reduce Red Tape for Charities

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th June 2018 -  The path to one stop reporting for Australian not for profits has moved a step closer with the announcement thousands of Victorian charities will benefit from new streamlined reporting

More than 80,000 Victorians on Social Housing Waiting List

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th June 2018 -  A parliamentary inquiry has revealed that more than 80,000 Victorians are on the social housing waiting list, with debate raging over the best way to alleviate the crisis. A parliamentary

Victorian Government Offers up to $50,000 in Funding for Social Enterprises

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th June 2018 -  Victorian social enterprises and organisations looking to start a social enterprise will be able to apply for up to $50,000 in funding, after the state government launched a new round

Renewed Push To Extend State Care in Victoria

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 -  There has been a renewed push in Victoria to extend the age of care for foster children from 18 to 21 years, as a new survey indicated three quarters of Victorians supported the reform.

Victoria Launches Australian-First Social Procurement Framework

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th April 2018 -  Victoria has launched a “whole-of-government approach” to social procurement, with the Andrews government hoping to leverage its significant buying power to bolster the

NDIS Causing ‘Growing Catastrophe’ For Victorians With Severe Mental Illness

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th March 2018 -  A new report has estimated that 90 per cent of Victorians living with severe mental illness will be worse off under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with vital community

Victoria and NSW Commit to Child Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th March 2018 -  Churches, charities and other non-government institutions have been urged to join the national child sexual abuse redress scheme, after New South Wales and Victoria became the

Australia’s Largest SIB To Forge New Path For Victorians Leaving Care

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st February 2018 -  Australia’s largest social impact bond to date has been launched in a bid to help young people leaving out-of-home care make a successful transition to adulthood and prevent youth

Victorian Government Unveils Homelessness Action Plan

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th January 2018 -  Increased support will be given to the 1,100 Victorians sleeping rough every night, with the state government launching a $45 million homelessness action plan.           The Homelessness

Sharp Rise in School Children Experiencing Homelessness

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th January 2018 -  There has been a 13 per cent increase in school children experiencing homelessness in Victoria, which is jeopardising their education prospects, the peak body for homelessness
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