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Work Hour Limits Need to Change for Better Mental Health and Gender Equality

Staff Reporter, Friday, 3rd February 2017 -  The average weekly working hours hide an important gender difference, write Huong Dinh, Jennifer Welsh and Lyndall Strazdins from Australian National University, in this article

Coffee Cart Creates Awareness and Jobs for People With Disability

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd January 2017 -  A new social enterprise has been launched combining “superb coffee” with employment opportunities for people with disability. Multicap, a not-for-profit organisation supporting

Jewish Care Receives $500,000 Grant to Help the Disadvantaged Secure Employment

Lina Caneva, Monday, 7th November 2016 -  Jewish Care has received a Victorian Government grant of more than half a million dollars to secure sustainable employment for people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Jewish Care

Empowering YOUth Initiatives – Applications Now Open for Round Two Grant Funding

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th October 2016 -  The Department of Employment is seeking proposals for round two of Empowering YOUth Initiatives. Funding of up to $5 million for each idea is available for not-for-profit and non-government

Reimagining NSW: How the Care Economy Could Help Unclog Our Cities

Ben Spies-Butcher, Monday, 1st August 2016 -  The rise of care is the biggest economic story of our time and could help create more rural jobs, writes Ben Spies-Butcher, a lecturer in economy and society, in the department of sociology

Australian Charities to Partner with Prince Charles

Staff Reporter, Monday, 8th February 2016 -  Australian Not for Profits working to support disadvantaged youth are being offered the opportunity to partner with the charity founded by Charles, Prince of Wales. The Prince’s…

Sweden Studying Australia’s Job Market

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th January 2016 -  Sweden, the country that has made work-life balance a priority and is leading the charge towards six hour work days, will study Australia’s labour market. The Swedish embassy in Canberra…

Challenges Grow in School to Work Transition – NFP Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th November 2015 -  Young Australians are finding it harder to make the transition from school into full time work, according to new data released by the Foundation for Young Australians. The FYA’s Annual…

Disability Employment an Antidote to Poverty

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 12th October 2015 -  Disability advocates are calling on employers to recognise the skills, talents and contributions that people with disability can bring to the Australian workforce. To mark the…

New Tools for Retrenched Workers

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 7th September 2015 -  The Federal Government has released a set of online resources to help retrenched workers get back on their feet. On Friday, Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, launched…

Disability Employment Plan Released

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th July 2015 -  The organisation chosen by the Federal Government to be the primary voice for people with disability has released a five point plan to address disability employment. The Australian…

Partnership to Boost Employment Outcomes

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 6th July 2015 -  Not for Profits Settlement Services International and Social Enterprises Sydney have announced that they have joined forces to offer social enterprise services. CEO of Settlement…
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