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Early NFP Support for Labor Agenda on Inequality

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th March 2016 -  The Federal Labor party has released an agenda for tackling inequality in Australia including a push for full employment and the policy has already garnered some Not for Profit support.

Disability Sector Confident, but Still Concerned

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 25th January 2016 -  A report investigating the confidence of the disability services sector ahead of the full roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has shown that 70 per cent of organisations…

No Evidence Forced Waiting for Dole Will Work

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 6th August 2015 -  Officials from the Department of Social Services have admitted there is no international evidence that the Abbott Government’s controversial plan to make young people wait…

NDIS Board Shakeup

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd July 2015 -  The Abbott Government has moved to shakeup the Board that oversees the $20 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme by replacing members with heavyweights from the corporate…

Community Events Mark National Close the Gap Day

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st March 2013 - 
Picture: oxfam.org.au More than 900 events are taking place across Australia today, to mark the seventh annual National Close the Gap Day and raise awareness about Aboriginal and…

‘DisabilityCare’ Criticism Censored

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st March 2013 -  The Federal Government has been accused of censoring criticism of its rebranding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. People with Disability Australia (PWDA) President…

Government Announces New Name for NDIS

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 19th March 2013 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is to get a name change to ‘DisabilityCare Australia’ following the NDIS Bill passing the House of Representatives…

$16 Million in Grants to Support Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 18th March 2013 -  The Federal Government is offering community organisations the opportunity to apply for funding of up to $5,000 in its 2013 round of Volunteer Grants. The Volunteer Grants are now…

NDIS Amendments Go to Parliament

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 13th March 2013 -  The Federal Government has introduced amendments to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill, following feedback gained from consultations with people with disability,…

NDIS Rules released

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th March 2013 -  The Federal Government has released further detail of the rules that will guide how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) works for people with disability, their families,…

Call for NFP Mental Health Service Tenders

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th February 2013 -  Community organisations have been invited to tender for twenty new Family Mental Health Support Services that will provide intensive support to vulnerable children and young people…

Government Warns of NDIS Scam

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th February 2013 -  The Federal Government has warned people to beware of contact from anyone claiming to work for the Government who tries to make them pay an administration fee to access the National…
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