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Tag : Victorian Floods

Flood Review Calls for Major Reform But Praises Volunteer Organisations

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th December 2011 -  A review of flood warnings and emergency response efforts undertaken in the wake of severe flooding across Victoria last summer has called for a major overhaul of coordination structures…

Flood Recovery Overlooks Communities: VCOSS

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th April 2011 -  Assistance for farmers in flood-affected Victoria is important, but the Victorian Government must also invest in community recovery, according to the Victorian Council of Social…

More Funds for Vic NFP Flood Relief

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th February 2011 -  The Gillard Government will provide an additional $261,000 of Emergency Relief funding to help community and charitable organisations in areas affected by floods in Victoria.…

Victory on Rental Affordability Scheme

Staff Reporter, Friday, 18th February 2011 -  Welfare groups and the Greens are claiming victory in their bid to save the National Rental Affordability Scheme, with the Government scrapping its proposed $264 million cuts to…

ACOSS Rejects Calls for Welfare Cuts to Fund Flood Relief

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th February 2011 -  Welfare peak body, ACOSS has rejected calls by business groups for cuts to be made to the disability pension to pay for the flood reconstruction effort. The Australian Council of Social…

Charities Urge Canberra Over QLD Reconstruction

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th February 2011 -  A delegation of leading community and welfare groups, including Australia’s major charities, is in Canberra to urge the Federal Parliament to include them in the decision…

Commonwealth Bank Provides $5 million for Flood Affected Community Groups

Staff Reporter, Friday, 4th February 2011 -  In the wake of criticism from the Community Council of Australia that Not for Profit organisations are being unfairly excluded from flood relief grants, the Commonwealth Bank has…

Govt Slammed for Excluding NFPs from Recovery Grants

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st January 2011 -  The Community Council for Australia (CCA) has called on the Federal Government to make Not for Profit organisations eligible for flood relief and recovery grants. While CEO of the…

Responding to a National Crisis: Business Not the Only Voice in Town

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  The voices of the thousands of community services across the country have been shut out of the Prime Ministers the Flood Taskforce which is made up of 13 business and industry

Volunteers Source ‘Flood Discounts’ Online

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  A group of volunteers has set up an online website where retailers and service providers can genuinely discount their goods for Australian flood victims. And the founders of Flood…

Grants Available for Rural Australia

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th January 2011 -  The Aussie Farmers Foundation is calling for expressions of interest for its inaugural round of grant funding. With many Not for Profit organisations in rural Australia suffering…

Travelling Sisters Roadshow – Australian Disaster Recovery

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th January 2011 -  It sounds like something out of a movie – two Sisters from the Sisters of St Joseph are set to travel around Australia in a tour van, raising funds and searching for projects in…
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