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WA passes laws to stop vulnerable people going to jail for unpaid fines

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th June 2020 -  Advocates say these changes will reduce Aboriginal overrepresentation in WA’s prisons Police in Western Australia will no longer be able to lock up people for unpaid fines after

ACT crowned Australia’s social progress capital

Luke Michael, Friday, 28th February 2020 -  Researchers say governments must look beyond simply measuring economic progress The Australian Capital Territory is Australia’s top ranked region for social progress, while

Advocates say WA is ripe for impact investing

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 1st October 2019 -  Impact investing is yet to gain traction in Western Australia, but a new cross-sector alliance is looking to change this by building the state’s impact investment market from the

‘A dark day for WA’: New gambling laws prompt fears of a pathway to the pokies

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Community organisations in WA have been left bitterly disappointed after the state’s virtual gaming machine ban was relaxed to allow punters to bet on virtual racing machines. The

Rural volunteers in crisis

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  Rural Western Australian volunteers are under immense stress, and receive little government support despite being the “lifeblood” of most communities, new research has found.

Disability Industry Plan Cites Large Scale Growth in WA NDIS Transition

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 13th September 2017 -  Transitioning to the full National Disability Insurance Scheme has the potential to trigger large-scale economic growth and job creation in Western Australia, despite the state’s…

Rise of WA Minimum Wage is ‘Not Enough’

Wendy Williams, Friday, 16th June 2017 -  The peak body for the social service sector in WA has said the $16-a-week rise for the state’s lowest paid workers is welcome, but is not enough. The state Industrial Relations

WA NDIS Model Finalised

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 -  Negotiations about a WA National Disability Insurance Scheme model have been finalised as the state enters caretaker mode ahead of the upcoming election. The Commonwealth and Western

Trio of NFP Care Providers to Merge in WA

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 9th November 2016 -  Three Perth-based care providers Care Options, Volunteer Task Force and Community First are set to merge to create a single WA-based organisation to deliver a range of community…

Indigenous Leader Wins Reconciliation Fellowship & New Funding

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 19th May 2016 -  Australian indigenous leader, June Oscar AO, has won a prestigious global award that celebrates individuals doing extraordinary work in reconciliation as her Kimberley enterprise…

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Building Research Capacity in the NFP Sector

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd December 2015 -  There are new signs that Not for Profits will no longer work in silos but come together to define issues, articulate outcomes, engage in peer review work, and share data and projects,…

Cash for Charities Fighting Illegal Dumping

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 27th August 2015 -  The West Australian Government will pilot a new program to provide financial support to charities which implement measures to reduce illegal dumping at their premises. WA Environment…
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