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DSS Inquiry Calls on Auditor General to Intervene

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 14th May 2015 -  The long awaited inquiry into the Department of Social Services tendering process has called on the Auditor General to investigate and make changes to the Commonwealth Grants Guidelines.…

Tasmania’s Volunteer Peak Fights for Funding Survival

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd April 2015 -  An Queensland organisation has been funded by the Department of Social Services to deliver volunteer services to Tasmania instead of the long-standing local peak body, the Senate…


Dismissing the Un-dismissible

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd April 2015 -  A natural tendency to be supportive of DSS officials engaged in Australia’s difficult welfare funding challenge was completely undermined by their arrogant presentation

Govt Tendering Inquiry Submissions Call for Significant Change

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th April 2015 -  The Senate Inquiry into the Federal Government’s community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services received 84 submissions by the March closing…

Desperate Need of Reform DSS Tendering – CCA

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 19th March 2015 -  There is a dog’s breakfast of approaches to human service contracting across Federal Government agencies and a desperate need for reform of Department of Social Services…

Disability Funding Backflip Fuels Calls for Certainty from NFP Sector

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 3rd March 2015 -  The Federal Government has made another Not for Profit funding backflip – this time on its cuts to disability groups, granting a temporary reprieve to eight advocacy bodies…

Sector To Respond to Senate Funding Inquiry

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 17th February 2015 -  The Not for Profit sector is preparing to make submissions to the Senate inquiry into how the Department of Social Services provides funding grants to community services brought…

Senate to Probe Social Services Funding Process

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 12th February 2015 -  The Australian Senate has voted to hold an inquiry into how the Department of Social Services provides funding grants to community services. The Greens spokesperson on family and…

Greens to Move Senate Inquiry into Community Funding Cuts

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd December 2014 -  The Australian Greens will move for a Senate Inquiry into the Department of Social Services  grants process when Parliament resumes in February 2015. The move comes  as…

UPDATE: Government Funding Delayed After Avalanche of Applications

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  The Federal Government has been forced to extend the current funding arrangements for more than 5000 welfare charities for up to four months as it tries to respond to an “avalanche”…

Charities Absent from ACNC Options Forums

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th July 2014 -  The Not for Profit sector has been significantly underrepresented at Federal Government consultations on the future of charity regulation in Australia, reports Pro Bono Australia
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