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Philanthropy In Schooling Urged by Gonski Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th February 2012 -  The much-anticipated Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling calls on the Federal Government to create a fund to provide national leadership in philanthropy in schooling, and to…

Schools Disability Advisory Council Sets Long Term Aims

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th February 2012 -  A new group which brings together parents, teachers, young people with disability and peak bodies to advise the Gillard Government on issues affecting students with disability…

Changes to Disability Support Pensioners Working Hours Introduced into Parliament

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th February 2012 -  The Federal Government has introduced further reforms to the Disability Support Pension (DPS) allowing people with disabilities to work twice as many hours. The Social Security…

Payday for Community Workers as FWA Agrees on Equal Pay

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 1st February 2012 -  Fair Work Australia has found in favour of the community sector equal pay claim which will see major pay rises for tens of thousands of workers across the country. Community works will…

Australia’s First National Mental Health Commission

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th January 2012 -  The Federal Government has launched a National Mental Health Commission to monitor services for people with mental illness. The Commission is led by Professor Allan Fels as Chair…

More Work Needed to Protect Australian Children – AIHW Report

Staff Reporter, Friday, 20th January 2012 -  Much more work needs to be done in areas of child abuse and neglect in Australia, despite the decline in cases being reported to welfare departments, according to figures released…

Govt Safety Authority Denies Media Reports on New Laws Affecting Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th January 2012 -  Safe Work Australia, the government authority managing the implementation of the new Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws, has expressed concern over recent reports on the new laws…

Where’s the Aged Care Sector’s “Road Map”?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th January 2012 -  Flickr image  Some rights reserved by Rosie O'Beirne    The Australian aged care sector is calling for its own ‘Roadmap’…

ATO Online Guidelines for Public Ancillary Funds

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th January 2012 -  The Australian Tax Office has launched new online guidelines and information to help Not for Profit organisations seeking deductible gift recipient (DGR) status as Public Ancillary…

‘People of Australia’ Ambassadors Revealed

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th January 2012 -  Forty Australian ‘champions of multiculturalism’ have been selected as People of Australia ambassadors, to help promote multiculturalism and provide feedback…

Coalition Slams Social Inclusion Portfolio

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th January 2012 -  The Gillard Government’s Social Inclusion portfolio has come under fire from the Coalition, with Senator Mitch Fifield saying the Government should abolish the Social Inclusion…

Cabinet Reshuffle Significant for NFPs

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th December 2011 -  Julia Gillard’s cabinet reshuffle includes a number of moves significant for Not for Profits, and so far the sector has welcomed the changes. The cabinet reshuffle includes…
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