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Directors Call for GST Reform

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 6th May 2015 -  Company Directors from both the private sector and Not for Profit organisations have indicated their overwhelming support for significant reform of the GST, including an…

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Google Tax Debate Pits Corporate ‘Thieves’ Against State Sovereignty

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th April 2015 -  Ahead of today’s Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance, Carl Rhodes, Professor of Management and Organisation Studies at Macquarie University, breaks down how we're

Senate to Probe Social Services Funding Process

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 12th February 2015 -  The Australian Senate has voted to hold an inquiry into how the Department of Social Services provides funding grants to community services. The Greens spokesperson on family and…

Lambie Vote Defeats Disability Payment Scheme Bill

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 -  The Senate has narrowly rejected a controversial payment assessment tool for people with disability, known as the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Bill, by just one…

UPDATE: Government Funding Delayed After Avalanche of Applications

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  The Federal Government has been forced to extend the current funding arrangements for more than 5000 welfare charities for up to four months as it tries to respond to an “avalanche”…

UPDATE: Vote for ACNC’s Future Deadlocked

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 16th October 2014 -  A balance-of-power Senator has declared that he will vote against abolishing the ACNC, cancelling out one of his fellow crossbenchers votes. Independent Senator John Madigan said…

Unaffordable Housing Drives Homelessness: Senate Enquiry

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th September 2014 -  Homelessness is on the rise due to a severe shortage of affordable housing, according to a Melbourne housing and homelessness agency. HomeGround Services Chief Executive Officer…

Balance of Power Senators Not ACNC Friendly

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th June 2014 -  Incoming minority party Senators – who will share the balance of power when the Senate changes over next week – are yet to make up their mind about their support or otherwise…

Govt to Open Consultation on ACNC Replacement

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th June 2014 -  The Federal Government is about to open consultations with the Not for Profit sector on a replacement for the national charity regulator – despite the legislation to repeal…

NDIS Costs on Track

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 5th June 2014 -  Participation in the National Disability Insurance Scheme has doubled since December 2013 with the average cost of individual care packages dropping to within budgeted predictions,…

Submissions Slam ACNC Repeal Bill

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 16th April 2014 -  The first submissions to the Senate inquiry into legislation to repeal the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) have condemned the proposed legislation…

Greens Stop ‘Grab-Bag of Social Sector Cuts’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th December 2013 -  Plans by the Federal Coalition Government to push significant changes on Social Services legislation through the Senate without scrutiny have been stopped by the Australian Greens,…
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