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Homelessness Peak Prepares to Close its Doors

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 15th December 2015 -  The national peak body for homelessness services, Homelessness Australia, is preparing to close its headquarters after the Federal Government stopped its funding for 2016. The…

Govt to Review Human Services in Response to Competition Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th November 2015 -  The Federal Government, in response to the Harper Competition Policy Review, will commission a Productivity Commission inquiry into human services to look at reforms around the…

Concealed Budget Cuts ‘Killing’ Australia’s Health Sector

Lina Caneva, Friday, 13th November 2015 -  A coalition of over 20 peak and non-government organisations from the health and community sectors has called on the Federal Government to scrap plans to cut nearly $800 million in…

NFP Tax Cap Legislation Introduced

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 28th October 2015 -  The Federal Government has moved a step closer to capping tax concessions for entertainment expenses affecting charities and Not for Profits, introducing its legislation into…

Turnbull Govt Takes Positive Stand on Impact Investment

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 21st October 2015 -  The Federal Government has voiced it support for impact investment, as part of its far reaching response to the Financial System Inquiry, pledging to examine how best to foster its…

Government Funds Philanthropic Partnerships

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 8th October 2015 -  The Federal Government has announced $160,000 in grants for 24 community organisations to allow them to showcase their philanthropic partnerships during the inaugural Community…

Senate Rejects Youth Welfare Delay

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 10th September 2015 -  The Senate has voted down the Government’s controversial Social Services Legislation Amendment on Youth Employment which attempted to make young people under 25 wait for…

Govt Funds Philanthropy Research

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 10th September 2015 -  The Federal Government is to fund research to better understand philanthropic behaviour in Australia, Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison announced during his address…

Four Week Waiting Period Faces Battle in Senate

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 13th August 2015 -  The Australian social sector has called on the Senate to vote down the “harsh” Abbott Government proposal to withhold income support from young people for four weeks.…

Call for Govt Action On Youth Issues

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 13th August 2015 -  National youth advocacy groups across Australia have penned a hard-hitting letter to the Federal Government calling for urgent action on youth issues including unemployment,…

NFPs Strain to Support Trafficking Victims

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 13th August 2015 -  The Not for Profit sector is being left to pick up the slack on supporting victims of human trafficking in Australia, writes freelance journalist Annelise Ball. The US State Department’s…
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