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QLD Last State to Sign Up for National Homelessness Partnership

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd November 2015 -  Queensland is the last state or territory to sign onto the joint Commonwealth project plan under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. Queensland’s 180 homelessness…

QLD NDIS Roll Out Ahead of Schedule

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 29th September 2015 -  The Queensland Government has announced the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be available in North Queensland from early 2016 – six months ahead of the full roll…

QLD To Investigate Volunteer Numbers

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 6th August 2015 -  New research into how and why Queenslanders volunteer may be key to combatting the decline of people who volunteer regularly, according to the Cancer Council Queensland. Researchers…

QLD Trials Social Benefit Bonds

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 29th July 2015 -  The Queensland Government will undertake a pilot program to explore new service delivery and investment options such as Social Benefit Bonds to tackle complex social issues – including…

QLD Giving Circle Grant

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 21st July 2015 -  Brisbane-based giving circle, Women & Change is offering a grant of up to $50,000 to a Queensland charity that is providing social welfare support to disadvantaged members of…

Queensland Budget Focuses on Disability

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 16th July 2015 -  Disability advocates have welcomed funding in the Queensland Budget which will see the National Disability Insurance Scheme rolled out ahead of schedule. Chairperson of the Queenslanders…

Historic Court Ruling Could Boost Indigenous Employment

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 29th June 2015 -  An Aboriginal group from Northern Queensland is hoping to boost employment opportunities for their community following an historic Federal Court ruling. After more than five years…

QLD Charities Loom Large in the National Picture

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 18th June 2015 -  Queensland has a greater percentage of large charities than all the other Australian States and Territories, according to a new analysis from QUT’s Australian Centre for…

QLD NFP Calls for Human Rights Act

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th April 2015 -  Not for Profit advocacy group, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated has called on the new Palaszczuk Government to urgently introduce a Human Rights Act in Queensland to redress…

Tasmania’s Volunteer Peak Fights for Funding Survival

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd April 2015 -  An Queensland organisation has been funded by the Department of Social Services to deliver volunteer services to Tasmania instead of the long-standing local peak body, the Senate…

Charities Lose Status Following ACNC Investigation

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 12th March 2015 -  Three Queensland organisations have lost their charity status following separate investigations by the national charity regulator which found serious breaches of conduct. The…

Funding for NSW & Gold Coast Charities

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 4th March 2015 -  Applications for Greater Charitable Foundation funding for significant projects aimed at improving the lives of families and communities in NSW and the Gold Coast have opened.…
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