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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.…

QLD Govt Donates $1M to Cyclone-Aid Charities

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 26th February 2015 -  The Queensland Government has made a $1 million donation to be shared among four charities delivering immediate post-cyclone support and services –  bypassing the…

Women Dominate New Queensland Cabinet

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 17th February 2015 -  For the first time in Australia’s history the Queensland Labor Government’s newly announced Cabinet is made up of more women than men. Annastacia Palaszczuk was sworn…

Security Needed After Queensland Election

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 5th February 2015 -  The community sector, like the business sector, needs a swift resolution to the Queensland election to provide certainty to support the most vulnerable in the community and to secure
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