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Applications Open for Families Expert Panel

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 21st October 2014 -  Applications are now open for Not for Profit individuals or organisations to provide services as part of the Government’s Families and Children Expert Panel. The Australian…

Feds Start Aged Care ‘Red Tape Reduction’ Trial

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 10th October 2014 -  Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has launched a trial which he says aims to cut red tape in the aged sector, in a move that has been panned by a peak body working in the field. Andrews…

Govt Hiding ACNC Report Card – Labor

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th October 2014 -  The Federal Opposition is calling on Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews to release findings from a consultation process that could determine the future of the national charity…

Income Management Evaluations Positive – Feds

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews says the findings of reports from two evaluations on income management show the initiative is having a positive impact on the lives…

Disability Move Won’t Create Jobs -NFP

Lina Caneva, Monday, 6th October 2014 -  Up to 28,000 Australians currently receiving the disability support pension could be moved onto Newstart, meaning they will receive $166 less per week, a national disability rights…

Kevin Andrews Stands By Comments

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 -  Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews has refused to back down from controversial comments he made about the New Zealand welfare system. Amidst negotiations with crossbench…

Gap Between Pensions and Newstart Growing: Analysis

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 -  A new analysis of social security payments reveals that the single Newstart Allowance paid to over half a million Australians continued to fall in value when compared with both the

Affordable Housing in Parlous State – Andrews

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 16th September 2014 -  Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews claims affordable housing in Australia is in a parlous state and has expressed his concerns over a ‘lack of transparency’.

ACNC Revokes Church’s Charity Status

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 11th September 2014 -  The charity status of a small Canberra-based charismatic church has been revoked by the national regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission – the…

Catholic Church Softens on ACNC Abolition – Opposition

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th September 2014 -  The Federal Labor Opposition says the Catholic Church appears to have moved away from its support for Government plans to scrap the national charity regulator, the ACNC.   In…

Mutuals and Coops White Paper Released

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 4th September 2014 -  The mutuals and co-operatives sector says its successful model of enterprise offers a viable alternative way to deliver public services traditionally provided by Government in…
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