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NFP CEO in Tight Battle for Qld Seat

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 7th July 2016 -  The CEO of a Queensland mental health organisation, who is in a tight electoral battle over the federal seat of Herbert, says it’s time for more Not for Profit leaders to take their their

Philanthropy Warning on Changes to Enviro Charities

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th June 2015 -  Donor peak body, Philanthropy Australia has warned in a submission to a Parliamentary inquiry that any new restrictions on environmental charities could impose more red tape on…

Scrapping ACNC Will “Break Shackles of Red Tape” – Andrews

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has declared that abolishing the national charity regulator will “break the shackles of red tape around the ankles” of Not for…

Churches Call for Debate On Private Members Bill

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 -  The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce is calling on Parliament to debate a Private Member's Bill tabled by Tasmanian Independent Andrew Wilkie to protect procedural…

Former Politician Donates to Housing NFP

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th August 2014 -  A community activist concerned about Sydney’s housing affordability crisis has gifted a significant donation to community housing provider Bridge Housing. The Not for…

Disability Groups Protest Payment Scheme Bill

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th August 2014 -  Four national peak disability groups have joined forces with disability advocates calling on politicians from all parties to vote against a Bill set to extinguish the legal rights…

NFPs Reject Secret Co-Payment Talks

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st August 2014 -  National peak community and health consumer groups claim they have been left out of what amounts to ‘secret talks’ on the Federal Government’s proposed Medicare…

Submission Deadline Looms on ACNC Future

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd April 2014 -  Not for Profits have just four weeks to make a submission to the Senate inquiry into the Legislation to repeal the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Submissions…

Charity Sector Red Tape: Online Survey

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th March 2014 -  Despite being caught up in the Federal Government’s Repeal Day plans, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is calling on charities to share their…

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Babies and Bathwater – Repealing is Not the Same as Fixing

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th March 2014 -  While many in the Not for Profit sector appreciate the Coalition Government has made political promises with regard to the ACNC, it should not throw out the baby with the bathwater,

Repeal Day To Hit NFP Sector Reform

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 4th March 2014 -  Dozens of regulations affecting the Not for Profit sector are expected to be dumped in one omnibus bill in Federal Parliament, along with new legislation to abolish the charity regulator,…

Feds Plan Changes to Human Rights Commission

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 11th February 2014 -  The Federal Government is planning to legislate reforms for the Human Rights Commission amid concerns it focuses too heavily on anti-discrimination issues. Federal Attorney-General…
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