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Communities Welcome Racial Discrimination Backdown

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th August 2014 -  Ethnic and other community leaders have welcomed the Abbott Government’s decision to drop its controversial plans to water down the Racial Discrimination Act. Prime Minister…

ACT to Carve Out Regulation for ACNC

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 16th April 2014 -  The ACT Labor Government has thrown its full support behind the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, saying if the ACNC is saved it will “carve out”…


Investing in Volunteering Underpins Civil Society

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th April 2014 -    Brett Williamson. Sue Noble. If Australia wants to foster a civil society and mutuality, it must develop and promote a thriving volunteering culture, writes Brett Williamson,

Charities Act Safe for Now – Opposition

Staff Reporter, Friday, 7th March 2014 -  Federal Opposition says the Not for Profit sector has gained a short-term win after the Coalition Government abandoned its attempt to delay the start of the Charities Act. “The…

No NFP Rep on Audit Commission – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 19th February 2014 -  Welfare peak body, ACOSS has criticised the Federal Government’s Commission of Audit for not appointing a representative of the community sector to be part of the inquiry.…

Govt Must Slash Charity Regulator – Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th February 2014 -  The Abbott Government must remain firm in its pledge to abolish the charities commission and reduce red tape in the Not for Profit sector, according to a highly critical report by The…

Union Weighs in on ACNC Abolition

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 4th February 2014 -  The Community and Public Sector Union has condemned the decision to wind up the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC) describing the move as short-sighted.…

Former US Congress Highflyer to Advise Govt on Aussie NFPs

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 30th January 2014 -  A former adviser to the US Congress and right wing commentator Ted Lapkin has been hired as a special advisor on the Not for Profit sector by the Abbott Government.   Ted Lapkin.


A Charitable View of the First 100 Days of Government?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th December 2013 -  A new government riding a wrecking ball, over-powered by pre-election rhetoric, may result in some very good charity policy being buried in the debris, writes the CEO of the Community

Gillard’s Fears Over Foreign Aid Cuts

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 1st October 2013 -  In her first public appearance since being ousted as Prime Minister, Julia Gillard has aired her concerns on where Australia is heading if the Government continues to cut foreign…

Andrews to Look at Review Welfare Payments

Staff Reporter, Friday, 27th September 2013 -  The Coalition Government is considering a review of all welfare payments, including income-support payments for single parents, according to reports. The Australian has reported…

Disability Inclusion on World Stage

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th September 2013 -  Australia’s peak council for humanitarian and international aid charities, ACFID has welcomed a statement by the new Foreign Minister confirming Australia will champion…
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