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Philanthropists Urge Changes to International Giving

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th May 2015 -  National peak body Philanthropy Australia has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott ­calling for a better tax regime to support international philanthropy. The letter,…

QLD NFP Calls for Human Rights Act

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th April 2015 -  Not for Profit advocacy group, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated has called on the new Palaszczuk Government to urgently introduce a Human Rights Act in Queensland to redress…

A Million Aussies Living in Poverty

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 21st April 2015 -  More than a million Aussies are living in poverty according to a new report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, CEDA, which has described the findings as a “disgrace”.…

NFP Affordable Housing Reform Agenda Released

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th March 2015 -  Peak community and housing groups have converged on Canberra to urge the Federal Government to work with them in developing a national housing strategy to address the worsening housing…

Keeping the Charities Commission Opens Door to Real Reform

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th February 2015 -  After more than a year of campaigning by the Federal Government to ditch it, support for the charity regulator, the ACNC has barely wavered and now it’s time that Minister Morrison

Australia Failing to Close the Gap

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 12th February 2015 -  Australia is failing in its attempts to close the gap of disadvantage between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, according to a major new bipartisan report. The Closing the Gap

NFPs Warn of Homelessness Program Closures in Govt Appeal

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 10th February 2015 -  Some 60 Not for Profit organisations and peak bodies Australia-wide have signed a joint open letter to Minister Scott Morrison calling for Federal homelessness funding to be continued,…

Morrison Dumps Marriage Counselling

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 -  New Social Services Minister, Scott Morrison, has dumped a controversial Government plan to offer marriage counselling to couples costing $17 million in favour of funding front…

Indigenous Children in Care Up 65 Per Cent Since National Apology

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 -  Since the National Apology to the Stolen Generations in 2008 the number of indigenous children in care has increased by 65 per cent, according to a new report. The latest Report on Government…

Airline Carrier Announces New Policy for Disabled Passengers

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 29th January 2015 -  Australian airline, Virgin Australia, has made significant changes to its policies to make it easier for people with a disability to access lower airfares, in a move welcomed by the…

Revised GP Co-Payment Still Bad Policy: ACOSS

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 11th December 2014 -  Welfare peak body ACOSS has warned that the Federal Government's revised GP co-payment proposal creates an ongoing risk to people on low incomes who may be discouraged from seeking…

Volunteer Sector Needs Change

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  Government support for the "whole of volunteering" has been sadly lacking, and the sector needs change, the Volunteering Victoria Annual General Meeting has been told.…
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