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Government Denies Budget Fails on Social Inclusion Agenda

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th May 2010 -  Senator Ursula Stephens, the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion has denied that the Federal Budget fails to deliver on its social inclusion agenda. Senator Stephens…

Budget a Mixed Bag for Not for Profit Sector

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th May 2010 -  The Federal Budget has failed to deliver on its social inclusion agenda, delivering a mixed bag for the Australian Not for Profit sector according to welfare organisations. UnitingCare…

Federal Budget – New NFP Regulatory Framework

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th May 2010 -  The Rudd Government will introduce a new regulatory framework to improve the integrity of public ancillary funds which it says will boost confidence in the philanthropic sector.…

ACOSS Calls for National Regulator

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th May 2010 -  ACOSS is calling on the Federal Government to adopt recommendations of the Henry Review and the Productivity Commission in next week’s Budget to establish a new national,…

UnitingCare Australia Wants Urgent Ministerial Taskforce on Henry Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd May 2010 -  UnitingCare Australia has called for an urgent Ministerial taskforce to resolve outstanding issues in both the Henry Tax Review and the Government’s response to that review. Commenting…

No Change for NFPs in Henry Tax Review

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd May 2010 -  Australian Not for Profits can breath easier after Federal Government pledges not to implement any of the Henry Tax Review recommendations affecting the Third Sector including…

Planning the Future of Not for Profit Housing Providers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th April 2010 -  The Rudd Government has released its discussion paper on the regulation and growth of the Not for Profit housing sector. The paper marks the start of a public consultation process…

PM Signs National Compact with Third Sector

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 17th March 2010 -  Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was a surprise guest today for the signing in Canberra of the National Compact with the Australian Not for Profit Sector. He joined the Minister…

New Disability Access Requirements

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 16th March 2010 -  The Rudd Government has launched the Disability Standards for Access to Premises, which for the first time sets the minimum access requirements for people with a disability to access…

National Compact Signing on ‘Canvas’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th March 2010 -  A group of Third Sector leaders will be asked to co-sign a special canvas to symbolise the National Compact agreement between the Not for Profit sector and the Federal Government at…

Government Extends Tax Deductible Donation Support to All Volunteer Bushfire Brigades

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd March 2010 -  The Federal Government has announced a plan to extend DGR status to all 6,200 volunteer bushfire brigades. The Federal Government will change tax law to help volunteer bushfire brigades…

Government Responds to Productivity Commission Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 15th February 2010 -   The Rudd Government has welcomed the Productivity Commissions final report into the contribution of the Not for Profit sector, but without commenting on the report’s…
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