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Back in black… but a missed opportunity?

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  The budget is back in black, according to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg who delivered his first budget on Tuesday. But the social sector has lashed out that it was a lost opportunity to

Five more sleeps everyone

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 -  With budget promises in the air and the election set to be called later this week, Jo Scard offers not for profits advice on how to prepare. Today is Budget Day – expect it to be laden with

Sector slams ‘haphazard’ approach to budget lock-up

Luke Michael, Friday, 29th March 2019 -  Community groups say they will not be silenced by the federal government despite a move from Treasury to reduce the sector’s presence in this year’s budget lock-up.   Social sector

Advocates fight plan to use surplus NDIS funds to boost budget

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th March 2019 -  Disability groups are demanding that the Morrison government keep any unspent National Disability Insurance Scheme money within the scheme, after reports emerged the funds will

Our Failure to Plan is a Plan to Fail – the Future of the Charities Sector

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th February 2019 -  There has never been a more important time for the charities sector to plan for the future than now, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. The charities sector

ACOSS Calls for $2 Billion Budget Boost for Community Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  Australia’s community services sector needs a $2 billion a year federal funding injection to reverse major budget cuts to programs that vulnerable people rely on, the nation’s peak

Mental Health the Poor Cousin of the Health System

Contributor, Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 -  Although recent investment in mental health is welcomed, the budget isn’t hitting the mark for prevention services, heard attendees at the annual post-budget breakfast last Thursday.

ACNC Funded for Anticipated Litigation

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 10th May 2018 -  The national charity regulator is set to receive $1 million in funding to meet the costs of anticipated litigation. It was revealed in the federal budget on Tuesday that the government

Australian Government ‘Cottons On’ to the Value of Cooperatives

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  The federal budget has revealed the government has “cottoned on” to the value of cooperatives, in a move welcomed by the national peak body representing Australian member-owned

A Budget For Middle Australia

Kasy Chambers, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  This budget has put the individual ahead of community, and in doing so has shown this government’s ideology, writes Anglicare Australia executive director Kasy Chambers. It’s been

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Budget 2018/19: Little Relief for NFPs

Andrew Cairns, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  Federal budgets are an opportunity for governments to share their vision for the future. It needs to be more than just a pitch and list of activities, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community

Housing and Homelessness ‘Forgotten and Abandoned’ in Budget

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  Housing and homelessness issues were “forgotten and abandoned” in this year’s federal budget, according to advocates in the social sector.   Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget
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