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Voices Stronger for Social Economy in Europe

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 29th January 2014 -  A manifesto for the development of social enterprise in Europe was the outcome of a gathering of over 2000 voices from the European social economy to identify new policy priorities…

Calls for Comment on NSW Disability Inclusion Bill

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 9th January 2014 -  The public can have its say on the NSW Government’s draft Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 – which is set to be introduced into Parliament this year. According to the NSW…

The Top NFP Stories for 2013

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th December 2013 -  It was a very big news year for the Australian Not for Profit sector and as 2013 comes to a close, Pro Bono Australia looks back at the year that was and what made the biggest headlines.…

NFPs’ Call to First Coalition Led Parliament

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th November 2013 -  Leading welfare Not for Profits are calling on the new Australian Parliament to make tackling growing child poverty a national priority and commit to do more to reduce the problem…

Cohesion Study Reveals Australia’s Trust Issues

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 -  Research released by the Scanlon Foundation, shows Australian trust levels toward government and fellow citizens are falling, and discrimination is on the rise. The Mapping Social

NFP Election Debate Heads to Canberra

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th August 2013 -  The future of the Australian Not for Profit sector will be debated by Federal politicians in a National Press Club pre-election forum in Canberra on Friday organised by peak body,…

NFPs Urge MPs to Pass Charity Bill

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th June 2013 -  Community and philanthropic organisations have joined forces to urge all members of Parliament to pass the Charities Bill 2013, which is set to re-enter the House of Representatives…

Forced Adoption Apology Expected

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st March 2013 -  The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard is expected to deliver an apology for forced adoption practices in Parliament House today. Recent research by the Australian Institute of Family…

Govt Formalises ‘No Gag Clauses’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th March 2013 -  The Federal Government will introduce ‘no gag clause’ legislation into the Parliament in the next sitting in March – formalising a policy introduced under former…

PM Delivers NDIS Legislation

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th November 2012 -  The Prime Minister has introduced legislation for a National Disability Insurance Scheme into Federal Parliament describing the Bill as complex, ambitious and urgent and the greatest…

NDIS Legislation Unveiled

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th November 2012 -  The Federal Government has released the draft National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill, ahead of its introduction into Parliament, but the draft has already come under…

Gender Equality Bill Passes Through Parliament

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th November 2012 -  New legislation supporting gender equality in the workplace has passed through the both houses of Federal Parliament. The passage of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace…
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