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Australia’s Human Rights Scorecard ‘Concerning’

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 10th November 2015 -  Australia's asylum seeker policies and the treatment of people with disability have been heavily criticised in a review by the United Nation’s human rights body in Geneva…

Refugee Treatment Will Affect Voter Intentions – NFP Survey

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 10th September 2015 -  As Australia continues to debate the response to the refugee crisis in Syria and the Middle East, a Not for Profit survey has found that the treatment of refugees is likely to influence…

Australia Breached Torture Conventions

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 10th March 2015 -  The Abbott Government has been urged to accept the legitimacy of a United Nations report which found that Australia has violated the Convention Against Torture. The United Nations…

NFPs Need to ‘Imagine’ More from Creative Community

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 20th January 2015 -  The Australian man behind one of the biggest charity campaigns ever has called on Not for Profits to start making better connections with advertising and marketing agencies. David…

UN Told Indigenous Deaths in Custody Worsen

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 13th November 2014 -  The deaths of Indigenous people in custody in Australia has worsened, Not for Profit representatives, including disability advocates, have told the United Nation’s Committee…

Philippines Aid Tops $30million

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th November 2013 -  The Coalition Government will provide a further $20 million to respond to Typhoon Haiyan, bringing total Australian assistance to more than $30 million – the additional funds…

Australia Gets a ‘Fail’ on Refugees

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th October 2013 -  Australia has received an ‘F’ in a UN report card over the country’s treatment of refugees. The report launched by the United Nations Association of Australia…

UN on Track to Meet Goals But More Work Needed

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th July 2013 -  The United Nations is on track for meeting its 2015 goals, but progress in many areas is still insufficient, according to the Millennium Development Goals Report. United Nations…

Monash Sustainability Development

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 20th February 2013 -  Melbourne’s Monash university has been named as one of two education institutions to become ‘sustainable development hubs’ by the United Nations. The University…

NFP Delegates Chosen for International Women’s Forum

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th February 2013 -  Four women selected from the Not for Profit sector will join the Minister for the Status of Women, Julie Collins in representing Australia at the 57th Session of the United Nations…

International Aid for Syria Exceeds Targets

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st January 2013 - 
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses opening of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe  Countries and regional organisations,…

Call for Skilled Volunteers on International Volunteer Day

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 5th December 2012 - 
Volunteers are being sought for projects in developing countries. Picture: ausaidvolunteers.gov.au Not for Profit organisations around the country are calling on skilled…
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