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QLD Emergency Warning Systems Disadvantage Those With Disabilities.

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th March 2011 -  The Queensland flood disaster has demonstrated strengths and weaknesses of Australia’s emergency services and warnings systems, especially in terms of access for people…

Donors Warned of NZ Earthquake Email Scams

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th February 2011 -  Just days after the devastating Christchurch earthquake, the New Zealand Charities Commission has issued a warning to donors to beware of emails from unknown people asking for donations

NFPs Assist in Cyclone Yasi Aftermath

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd February 2011 -  National relief agencies and supporting Not for Profits have turned their attention and resources towards Northern Queensland in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Cyclone Yasi approaches

Extra Funding for NFPs Providing Disaster Relief

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 -  The Gillard Government will provide an additional $1 million to assist Not for Profit organisations helping flood-affected Queenslanders. The Parliamentary Secretary for Community…

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

Deadliest Year for Natural Disasters – 2010

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  A Geneva based research centre has described 2010 as the deadliest year from natural disasters in two decades – and Australia ranks in the top ten countries affected. The 12th

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…

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…

Excluding Community Groups from Flood Relief Makes No Sense

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th January 2011 -  Despite being crucial to the rebuilding effort, it's being claimed that Not for Profit organisations in Queensland and Victoria are being excluded from receiving assistance…

VicRelief Foodbank Providing Urgent Flood Relief

Staff Reporter, Friday, 21st January 2011 -  VicRelief Foodbank warehouse staff pack emergency relief hampers for distribution to Victorian flood victims. Photo by Shannon Reddaway. As flood waters inundate many Victorian…

Relief Measures Setup As Victorian Flood Crisis Worsens

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th January 2011 -  As Victoria’s flood crisis continues to worsen, Premier Ted Baillieu has launched a $5 million fund to assist in the clean up. So far 51 Victorian towns have been affected…

Beware Charity Flood Scams: ACCC

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th January 2011 -  As Australian’s open their wallets to donate to the QLD floods appeals, the consumer watchdog, the ACCC has warned people to be wary of charity scams. The ACCC website SCAMwatch…
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