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Wake Up Call As Employment Rates For People With Disability Go ‘Backwards’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 30th January 2017 -  A report showing employment rates for people with disability are going “backwards” should serve as a “wake up call” to the government, according to disability advocates. An annual

Calls for Transparency in Affordable Housing Funding

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 25th January 2017 -  The peak body for housing associations in New South Wales has called for greater transparency on where affordable housing money is spent, following a report that reveals a decline

NDIS Review To Examine Sustainability and Costs

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 23rd January 2017 -  The federal government has announced that a Productivity Commission review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme will investigate its sustainability and costs. Treasurer

How NFPs Can Make Inroads into Better Consumer Outcomes – PC Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Competition within the social housing sector and initiatives around government-commissioned welfare funding are two areas the not-for-profit sector can make innovative inroads…

New Stats on Indigenous Disadvantage ‘Alarming’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th November 2016 -  The wellbeing of Australia’s Indigenous population continues to stagnate or even worsen in some areas despite some positive signs of improvement, according to a new Productivity

The Politics of Competition

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th October 2016 -  The recent Productivity Commission preliminary findings report into Competition in the Human Services makes for very interesting reading for the Not for Profit sector writes,

Report Points to Six Areas of Competition Reform for Human Services

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 -  Greater competition, contestability and informed user choice could improve outcomes in many, but not all, Australia human services, according to a preliminary report by the Productivity

Welfare Peak Concerned Competition Reform Will Impact Disadvantaged

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 11th August 2016 -  The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) is concerned that competition reform in the human services sector will impact people experiencing poverty and inequality, as

Inquiry Recommends Independent Animal Welfare Body

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th July 2016 -  Not for Profit group World Animal Protection has welcomed a Productivity Commission draft report which recommends a national independent body for animal welfare. Head of campaigns

Call for Submissions for Inquiry into Australia’s Human Services

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 14th July 2016 -  The Productivity Commission is calling for submissions for its public inquiry into Australia’s human services, to look at reforms around the principles of choice, competition

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To Compete or Not To Compete – Big Questions for the Sector

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th July 2016 -  A new Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia’s provision of human services has major ramifications for the future of the charities and Not for Profit sector, writes David

Natural Disaster Funding Ad Hoc & Opportunistic – Draft Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th September 2014 -  The Productivity Commission is recommending a major restructure of Federal Government funding for natural disasters in a draft report released today describing the current arrangements…
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