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$500 Million for the Great Barrier Reef is Welcome, But We Need a Sea Change in Tactics Too

Contributor, Monday, 7th May 2018 -  The latest funding announcement avoids any mention of reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, while providing a moderate amount of funding for the continuation of largely

Are You Outcomes Ready For 2018/2019?

Jenny Riley, Monday, 19th March 2018 -  Outcomes measurement will play a central role in future funding arrangements for the sector writes Navigating Outcomes principal and founder Jenny Riley, as she offers three things

Full Indexation is a ‘Great Win’ For SA Community Organisations

Wendy Williams, Monday, 3rd July 2017 -  A funding “shake-up” that will see full indexation on not-for-profit funding contracts in South Australia has been greeted as a “great win” for community organisations. State treasurer

Budget Not Preparing Young Australians for Work

Wendy Williams, Friday, 12th May 2017 -  The federal budget contained “glaring omissions” for building young Australians’ capabilities to thrive in an increasingly complex world of work, according to the Foundation

The Good, the Bad and the Unfair – Sector Budget Reaction

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has had a mixed reaction to the 2017 federal budget – praising some aspects while condemning the punitive measures that target welfare recipients and…

Disappointment as Volunteering Sidelined in the Budget

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The government has shown a “total disregard” for the contribution that volunteers make to the community, according to the sector peak body speaking in the wake of the 2017 federal…

Medicare Levy Rises to Fund NDIS

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The federal government will increase the Medicare levy by 0.5 percentage points to help fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme in a budget move welcomed by the not-for-profit…

Sector Disappointment as Budget Fails to Deliver Big-Picture Solutions for Homelessness

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  Despite earlier promises that the 2017 budget would make housing a centrepiece, the social sector claims the federal budget has failed to deliver the big-picture solutions needed

Sector Petition to Retain Funding for Volunteering Support Services

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 -  Volunteering Australia and the state and territory peak bodies have called on the not-for-profit sector to sign a petition to the Senate calling for retained funding for volunteering

Treasurer Makes Housing a Budget Priority

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 -  Housing affordability is set to be a priority for the upcoming federal budget according to a speech made by Treasurer Scott Morrison which has been welcomed by the social sector. In

SA On the Wrong Side of Digital Divide

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th March 2017 -  Welfare peak body, the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) has called for a whole-of-government strategy to address digital disadvantage in that state. SACOSS

ARENA Cuts Impact Renewable Energy Businesses

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Business investment in Australia’s renewable energy sector will take a direct hit, with up to $5 billion of private funding at risk, as a result of the federal government’s
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